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Meet Eduardo Rodriguez of RR/HR in East End

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eduardo Rodriguez.

Eduardo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
“RR/HR” short for Rock n’ Roll Hot Rods’ came from a shared garage where we worked on old classic cars, and vintage motorcycles with old rocknroll tunes and good company always near, RR/HR started more as a place to share common hobbies and disconnect from the Full time jobs we all had. Fast forward 3 years when we decided to quit our day jobs and start a business keeping the idea of doing what’s true to our souls, we packed up shop and moved to our new current location in awesome Segundo Barrio/Magnolia where the neighborhood oozes art, and culture! So we couldn’t imagine a better location for our new found concept “RR/HR”; an old hot rod and chopper shop with a modern take. We collaborated with other local small business to bring a co-op retail and lounge shop that supports local artisans, craftsmen and artist meanwhile providing a laid back hangout where you can talk cars and bikes, get a cup of our famous Spiked Coffee (also locally roasted) and even get a haircut from our in house barber all while still following our passions of turning wrenches on classic cars and motorcycles and listening to old Rocknroll.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I am a true believer in the old saying that nothing worth having comes easy, and to say the least coming this far has not been an easy road, but the struggles faced to get to this point have all been great learning opportunities to grow as individuals as well as a business.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about RR/HR – what should we know?
RR/HR is a product of a group of old souls brought together with the idea of bringing back old fashioned traditions, the older American way of living by providing services and products of passionate quality in the custom car and motorcycle culture and lifestyle. We are most proud of being able to meet and work with other like-minded people and brands who really stand behind their products and services who believe in the meaning of creating things from the heart. What started more as a bunch of different ideas our motorcycle coffee shop has turned into a one stop shop where you can browse our custom motorcycle builds, shop our retail store carrying only local small business merchandise, get a haircut with our in-house barber all while you enjoy a refreshment from our coffee bar. Lounge around long enough and you just might catch some live music performances, dj sets or local entertainment in store acts.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My family and good friends who have all helped in the build out of the place. Weather it was doing some dirty work with remodeling to the once bridal store or donating time and support when we most needed it. My right hand man Eric Martinez who is one of the most loyal friends a person can have plays a huge role in holding down the motorcycle builds and services.

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Edna Sandoval
Jose Figeroa
Melissa Cunningham

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