(Photos by Anthony Springer, Jr.)
Last Friday, March 7, the streetwear scene in Las Vegas got a little bit bigger as the Stüssy (“The Godfather of Streetwear”) flagship store celebrated its grand opening with a party featured DJ and producer Just Blaze, who’s worked with such hip-hop giants as Jay-Z, Nas, and Kanye West. Just Blaze put his celebrity status aside and crept behind the wheels of steel to spin some of hip-hop’s finest tracks at the new mecca for all things Stüssy, located at 4480 Paradise Road, across from the Hard Rock Hotel.
An open bar kept the capacity crowd happy as finger foods circled the premises and Just Blaze rocked the tables. General Manager Chris Julian kept the party going until the cops came – literally. But Metro got a taste of the good vibes and allowed the event to continue without hesitation.
The Vegas store marks a huge 2008 expansion for the Stüssy brand as stores have popped up New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and most recently, Washington, D.C. and Honolulu.