Catherine Ross, Collin County Reporter
Call it progress, Eisenbergs Skatepark is forced to move from its location on East 15th Street to make room for a new mixed use development, but the skate park hopes to reopen very soon.
After 15 years in downtown Plano, a home for local skaters is making room for a mixed-use development.
The owner of the land Eisenbergs Skatepark sits on sold it for a downtown development that includes apartments and retail.
"We've been building [our name] for 15 years," said Essi Babaahmadi, who runs the park with his wife, Vicki Eisenberg. "I'd hate to see it go."
The couple said they plan to stay in Dallas/Fort Worth and are looking forward to the future. They said they hope to finalize a lease for a new location in the next few days.
To many, Eisenbergs is an institution.
Ty Cabaya began working for the family business when he was just out of college.
"I'm a skateboarder of 25 years, and I'm sure half of them have been spent here at Eisenbergs," he said.
This month, Cabaya is leading the effort to take down the park's intricate system of ramps.
"I've been here tearing down things that I've helped build for the last nine years," he said.
Some of the structures will be saved for the new location, while much of the plywood will be scrapped.
The work must be completed by March 31.