by Christopher Blomquist

Portal, a newly born sneaker and streetwear boutique, has just opened at the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Chris Blomstedt, a longtime sneaker aficionado and native to the Mohegan Sun area, owns the store together with his business partner. Blomstedt worked as an engineer prior to following his true passion for kicks culture and launching the shop.

The store describes its vision on its website as such: “Fashion provides us with a way to stand out – on our own terms. Established on a reverence for sneaker and streetwear culture – our mission is to share this passion through contextual storytelling and experiential access to curated collections from the creators that shape the culture we celebrate today.”

“We’re really excited to have Portal launch in the Shops at Mohegan Sun and look forward to offering their visitors a variety of the hottest sneaker and streetwear apparel,” said Jeff Hamilton, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “From classic sneakers that include Air Jordan, Nike, Yeezy, Puma and plenty more, to today’s top brands such as Just Done, Bape and Honor the Gift, Portal will provide our guests a new space to represent their own style through fashion.”

The emporium also features a “Priority Access” program that connects shoppers with hard-to-find pieces and the stories behind them. Through Mohegan Sun’s Momentum Program, Portal will source hard-to-find footwear and apparel pieces for on-site pickup and purchase with Mohegan Sun’s Momentum Rewards.

Store hours at Portal will be Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm.