Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Open for a couple months now, I Like That, located at 370 Fore St., Portland, is attracting some attention.
First there's the bright green and blue sign hanging above the store's entrance which is nearly impossible to miss. Then there's the open sign that used to sit on the sidewalk. It caught someone's eye well enough that it was carried off a couple days ago.
There's much more to see inside, like sunglasses, longboards, beach shoes, bathing suits, hats and fun T-shirts. I Like That's claim to fame is the custom tees it creates for just $20.
Come in with anything you'd like to have on a T-shirt - even your own face - and they'll print it up for you. As the website says: "We take the funny and amusing things that happen in life and the news and put them on tee shirts."
According to store employees the printing is currently done at the 31 Market St., Portsmouth location, but the Portland store expects to have its printer in any day now.
Hot sellers include Neff sunglasses and hats and Sanuk and Toms shoes. The business also stocks clothing from a pair of local companies - 108 and Ridin H1 Designs.
I Like That is owned by Joe Kelley, who also owns Joe's New York Pizza at 420 Fore Street.
Shannon Bryan, content producer for MaineToday Media, likes exploring Maine - from mattress races to cardboard boats, she's into the weird stuff.
Karen Beaudoin, online editor for MaineToday Media, likes knowing the important things - like who's just opened their deck for a sunny afternoon beer and what Portland's eclectic set of street performers are up to.