As we previously reported, Steve Berra and Eric Koston recently announced their move to a new location, leaving skateboarders curious about the reason behind the change.
Berra and Koston, who had been successfully operating in the same space for years, decided to address the issue during a recent episode of The Nine Club.
Berra clarified that when they started The Berrics in a smaller facility, the monthly rental cost was $8,000, and access was only by invitation.
However, moving to a larger skatepark proved risky, as the rental costs doubled due to five different landlords.
It was very unfortunate that the monthly rental skyrocketed to $105,000.
Despite boasting a substantial online presence with millions of followers and subscribers on social media and YouTube, the financial strain was too much for Berra and Koston.
During The Nine Club live show with C-Rob, J-Dub and Kelly Hart, the Berrics co-founder emphasized that their motivation behind The Berrics was not financial gain but a passion for creativity and contributing to the skateboard community.
Despite the challenges, they remained committed to providing quality content and entertainment with Berrics 2.0. Hence, it will take time for them to show the new location due to the higher costs of renting a building for a YouTube company.