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Does anyone know what happened to the Sunshine House? The place used have the coolest surfing tee-shirts. Everyone in my school used to wear them.

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Hi Luke. Yea, The Sunshine House Surf Shop on 63rd St and Ocean Highway in Ocean City is now the Sunshine Wicker Flower and Furniture shop. It may even be the same owners. The surf shop was there from 1967 until some time in the late 90s. They had about 5 locations in '87 including "B-Town" Bethesda Surf Shop. There is now a bar in Rehoboth Beach called Sunshine House, but I haven't been there.

 

All my t-shirts are gone but I do still have a classic Sunshine House 1987 20 year anniversary calendar-poster...

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K-coast has been around since 1989 and has two locations.

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New superstore on 35th st.

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Cloudbreak Boardshop (body boards and skateboards) is another cool place that has its own mini skate park right at their store on 58th street!

 

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Endless Summer Surf Shop is the other classic place and its still there on 37th street.

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Malibu's Surf Shop is right on the ocean at 8th St Ocean City. They offer one-on-one and group surfing lessons, and they supply the surfboards for the lessons.

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Malibu's Surf Shop is right on the ocean at 8th St Ocean City. They offer one-on-one and group surfing lessons, and they supply the surfboards for the lessons.

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They old manager of Sunshine House in OC is now co-owner of Chauncey's Shurf Shop in OC. They even sell a Sunshine House t-shirt that I wear on stage. I get so many questions about that I lost count...

 

Billy

Hand Painted Swinger

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Guest doug white

Wow! Really? tell us more. What happened? I hope your Pop is OK. Great memories from the old guy, anyway. I won't forget.

 

 

Surf unclothed could be revived someday, no?

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Guest Ken Dawg

I worked for the one in Glen Burnie, MD for a few years. Odd location. That was almost 18 years ago. I still miss it and the folks I worked w/.

 

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The sunshine house is now Chauncey's surf shop. Blair own's it. C.V. sold it to him and moved to Florida to open up two more shops but closed them down. He is in Vero Beach relaxin. He used to make the shirts there in the shop with a sqeegie(sp.?)! My pops would tell me stories that guys on the boardwalk would rip off their shirts and his partner would get pissed. They lived in that shop for a while upstairs. I've never even seen it except in old pics in our hallway though. He doesn't surf anymore but still has his boards. 62 and kickin. My uncle still has a box of old shirts in his closet but won't even give me one though he say's he will. lol. The two I have are older than I am though. That poster is pretty sick a few posts above!

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Guest Al / OCLocal in the 80's

The Sunshine house that sits on 63rd is currently for sale. Just passed it on Sunday and wondered when someone would take it over and start selling the shirts again. As a screen printer myself, I'm amazed at the amount of work that went into those things. Full color fronts, backs AND sleeves. Outstanding.

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The Sunshine house that sits on 63rd is currently for sale. Just passed it on Sunday and wondered when someone would take it over and start selling the shirts again. As a screen printer myself, I'm amazed at the amount of work that went into those things. Full color fronts, backs AND sleeves. Outstanding.

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Guest glennfsp@gmail.com

I used to work at one in a mall located in or near Chantilly VA. It was my home away from home when I had to move there from the Jax Beach in Florida. I actually still have a bunch of day glow neon stickers that haven't been used from there, just found them the other day. It was a dream job for me at the time. Kind of like a fat guy working as a dough nut taster for Dunkin Dough nuts. Chuck and Chris were the managers there and I have no idea where they are these days. They were great people to work for and it took me a long time to realize that not all managers were so easy to work for. Can't tell you how many time women came in to try on bikinis, and modeled them for us, only to find that they snatched the top and took off. I was distracted.......

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I used to work at one in a mall located in or near Chantilly VA. It was my home away from home when I had to move there from the Jax Beach in Florida. I actually still have a bunch of day glow neon stickers that haven't been used from there, just found them the other day. It was a dream job for me at the time. Kind of like a fat guy working as a dough nut taster for Dunkin Dough nuts. Chuck and Chris were the managers there and I have no idea where they are these days. They were great people to work for and it took me a long time to realize that not all managers were so easy to work for. Can't tell you how many time women came in to try on bikinis, and modeled them for us, only to find that they snatched the top and took off. I was distracted.......

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Check out this ancient Ocean City Sunshine House badge pin from the early 80's that I saw on another site. Are you Stoked, or what?

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Guest jessica finigan

hi my name is jessica finigan i am the daughter of jim finigan who was the owner and my dad closed sunshine house when I was 7 but if you are interested in some stuff email me and I can get you some peacoej@yaoo.com THANKS JESSICA F

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i ALSO WANTED TO SAY THAT IS NOT AN ORIGNAL SUNSHINE HOUSE SHIRT THE OCEAN CITY FONT IS NOT THE ORIGNIAL.JESICA FINIGAN THE OWNERS DAUGHTER.

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Guest Jeff_*

Hi, I'm one of the people who printed the Sunshine House t shirts . I worked for a company (sunshine Designs ) in California. And actually still have all the original tshirt artwork and filmwork. I knew your Dad Jimmy and Blair.I hope there doing ok. And your right that isn't the original.

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Would love to get a shirt if there is one available, I tried this email address peacoej@yaoo.com & peacoej@yahoo.com and they didn't work.

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Guest lifesabeachocmd

It's back just this year summer 2009...I haven't been there but the name is back up in lights at the orginal location on 60 something right before Rt. 90

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Hi, I'm one of the people who printed the Sunshine House t shirts . I worked for a company (sunshine Designs ) in California. And actually still have all the original tshirt artwork and filmwork. I knew your Dad Jimmy and Blair.I hope there doing ok. And your right that isn't the original.

 

Jeff,

If you could help me get my hands on an original Sunshine House tee, I really need some assistance! I'm trying to hunt it down as a Christmas present for my boyfriend. We both are "slocals" - live in OC in the summer. Please help! or maybe if you digital images of the true original tee-shirt design(s) that would also be a great help. Truth is, I don't know what the original actually looks like.

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Guest Thesunshinehousetshirts

1. The old Sunshine House building, located on 62nd St, is once again called Sunshine House but it is a gift shop. They do not have the t-shirts for sale.

 

2. Chauncey's Surf Shop (5309 Coastal Hwy. and 2908 Coastal Hwy.) both sell Sunshine House t-shirts. They are reprints of the original logos. The owners of Chauncey's used to run Sunshine House and still own the copyright, in order to print clothing with the name on it. A website is currently being designed to sell Sunshine House t-shirts (short and long sleeve) and sweatshirts. The name of the website is Thesunshinehousethirts.com.

 

3. You can call either store, as of right now, and order Sunshine House items over the phone.

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Finigan is alive and well!!!

 

Jim Finigan, the original owner who started Bethesda Surf Shop and OC Sunshine House with his partner CV Roberts, lives in Southwest Virginia and is truly the "Surfing Cowboy". He is anxious to talk with any of you that remember the shops.

 

He'd love to talk to anyone interested in the history of Sunshine House.

 

I continue to be amazed how many folks know about Sunshine House. I am very pleased to be helping Jimmy to remember all that happened and how amazing it was!!

 

Jimmy will look forward to hearing from folks. Please respond, and we will provide contact information.

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