It’s not all bad news though! Hop will still be working towards the things that got him started in the first place; supporting athletes and pushing the Australian community. There will also still be a skater run shop running near the old Hopshop by the former manager, David Robertson. He'll be running the shop under a new name, Basement Skate, and Hop is asking for everyone to please support the shops new life!
Hop posted up a bit of an article about the transfer of ownership. You can check it out on the Hopkins Skate Blog.
I've also written a little bit more into supporting local on my own website, you can check that one out here.