Monday, February 04, 2019

West Village Comic Book Store St. Mark's Comics Closes

St. Mark's Comics is closing its doors. 

If you live in NYC, you know about St. Mark's Comics. St. Mark's, located in the Village, on St. Marks Street (duh) has been around for 36 years. But they haven't been quiet. Funky little stores, which were the mainstay of the street, have left over the years due to rent increases. St. Mark's Comics will close by the end of February. Here's an update from their Facebook page:

We’ve been asked why.
There are lots of obstacles to running a retail storefront in NYC; too many of them at once to fight, and after 36 pretty intense years, not enough left to fight them.
We are forever grateful to our customers, who made it possible to pursue our passion for so long.
To our families and friends, without whose patience and indulgence we could never do all the things required to run a retail business for 36 years.
Most especially, to all the talented and dedicated staff, mostly now extended family, who contributed their time, expertise, ideas, and love to make this the very best shop it could be.
We’ll see you soon to say goodbye and share a good memory.
Let’s make this month a wake, not a funeral.

 Heidi MacDonald has more here.

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