What I Wish I Knew: With Kevin Royer of The Bomb Shelter

words by Jessica Kaisk; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti

Kevin Royer owns The Bomb Shelter, Akron’s Retro Superstore. The Bomb Shelter is a radically cool vintage store that takes you back to your childhood. We asked Royer what he wishes he had known when he first opened The Bomb Shelter.

Kevin: “I think the biggest thing I wish I knew I would need was space. Currently, we just expanded further into the building and have a show floor at 22,000 square feet. It is just not enough for our inventory. There are so many cool things out there, just not enough room.”