Ron Jon Surf Shop opens on Las Vegas Strip


Ron Jon Surf Shop opens on Las Vegas Strip

Orlando Business Journal by Anjali Fluker, Senior Staff Writer
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 11:38am EST – Last Modified: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 11:46am EST

Anjali Fluker
Senior Staff Writer – Orlando Business Journal

While casino operators are still waiting to move into Florida, one Sunshine State company is making its move into Sin City.

Cocoa Beach-based Ron Jon Surf Shop plans to open its first Nevada location at Las Vegas’ Shoppes at Mandalay Place shopping and dining complex Nov. 19. The 2,700 square-foot store, which has been in the works for more than a year, will be operated by Kine LLC.

Never mind the seeming oddity of putting a surf shop in a town 270 miles from the ocean. Debbie Harvey, Ron Jon Surf Shop’s president and COO, said, “We’ve been looking at expansion opportunities for some time and feel that we’ve found the perfect operator with an excellent location on the Vegas strip.”

Scott Santy, owner of Kine LLC, also owns Flip Flop Shops in the same complex.

Ron Jon Surf Shop, founded in 1959 by surfing enthusiast Ron DiMenna, has nine U.S. locations plus…

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