In the summer of 1988, Uptown Dog T-Shirts was born.
From their location at 9 West Union Street in the heart of Athens, Ohio, less than 50 yards from the Ohio University class gate, Uptown Dog, in business for over 29 years, has seen many fads come and go. A few things remain constant, however, including the quality custom designs, customer service and unique clothing and apparel that it consistently puts out into the appreciative community.
In 1998, Mary Cheadle purchased it from her brother, artist Kevin Morgan who went on to focus solely on the the creation of fantastic artwork for his many clients.
Meanwhile, Mary has flourished in her role and has carried on the tradition of Uptown Dog quality screenprinting and stellar customer service.
While with deep connections to Ohio University (creating countless designs for university groups and students) Uptown Dog also caters to anyone who has a vision, and wants to see that vision on a T-shirt. If you see something that catches your eye... or if you have something unique in mind, we can make it come to life on a garment!
The Uptown Dog's casual, fun service style, mixed with their award winning artwork, best selling designs and convenient location, has inspired many people to take them up on their offerings, most notably: David Copperfield (Magician) Ziggie & Rita Marley (Musicians) Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady (Musician's, "Jefferson Airplane/ Hot Tuna"), New Riders of the Purple Sage, and many others.
Finally, the Uptown Dog is the official designer and clothing store for the world renowned "Halloween Block Party", an annual Halloween-time event that draws thousands of tourists and onlookers to Athens, Ohio.
Make sure to check out all of Uptown Dog's incredible Ohio University, Athens and Halloween products on our on-line store. Click on the shop tabs on our home page to get your favorite OU or Athens item today!