From what we gather, Mr. R Sports and Clyde Edwards of Sneakerbox will be opening a new 2800 square-foot concept store called 1973 Miami, themed off the year Mr. R Sports first opened on. Apparently, a store focused on the more fashion-forward brands around the streetwear realm. Clyde sent out a press release and announcement earlier unveiling the plans and the logo teaser for the store (pictured above). And even though we don’t have many details other than what he wrote, we feel like this is a step that’s needed in Miami for diversing the fashion and streetwear scene in Miami. I have a good feeling about this one. Read clyde’s announcement letter below…
In 2011 Clyde Edwards was hired to jump in the driver’s seat and take Mr. R Sports to the next level; and into the future as Creative Director/Buyer. In one short year we accomplished so much as a company; and as a brand. As we prepare to wrap up our 39th year in business; and prep for our 40th, we wanted to share something special with you.
Established in 1973, Mr. R Sports has become a staple; and a go to spot in the Miami for some of the most sought after Sneakers & Sportswear (so we’ve been told). With our 39-year anniversary right around the corner, we prepare to raise the bar in Street Culture and retail by opening 1973; a 2800 sq. Ft creative retail space taking pride in the lost art of storytelling. 1973 is a collaborative venture between Mr. R Sports & Sneakerbox; curated and ran by @sneakerboxClyde. It is here where we’ll cater to our more lifestyle and fashion forward customers. Built on our foundation we’ll now have place to work with brands outside of Sportswear like Staple, Diamond Supply, Mister, Stussy, G-Shock, Incase, Super, LOOK/SEE, Under 2 Flags, Happy Socks, Incase, Quinton, Herschel Supply and many more. 1973 is scheduled to open this Holiday.
– Clyde Edwards
Seems like this will definitely add another option for a new place to buy the latest gear and accessories. Stay tuned for more details and congrats to the Mr. R Sports crew for the new venture.