11th Monk3y Industries is emblematic of Grand Avenue's decidedly organic appeal. On the sidewalk outside the shop's brick walls and mint-colored metal barred windows, the demand to "Get excited and make things" is spray-painted in white. It's a philosophy that's evident in the small shop. Run by multifaceted maker Ruben Gonzales, the shop carries his screen-printed wearables like T-shirts and snapbacks. But Gonzales isn't some run-of-the-mill shirt purveyor. He's the go-to guy for lifestyle brands Baby Teith and Lookwood51, in addition to consistently taking up new ways of making things — whether it's metalworking or embroidery. Looking for an added dose of handmade goodness? Swing by on Third Fridays for rotating pop-up gallery shows from The Lab.
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