In the United States, there are eight comic store openings and relocations

In the United States, there are eight comic store openings and relocations

Impound Comics now has a second comic book store in Sacramento, where Brent Trayce Sands is designing a new store. In an altercation formerly owned by The Raider Image, this store is now owned by Impound Comics.

On Halloween, Wolverine Comics of Sherman, Texas closed. But now Beth Ward and Wayne Ward have opened the newly purchased store at 212 North Crockett Street behind Chase Bank. The store will have 1,200 square feet of space, almost twice as much as the previous one, and new products are being purchased for sale to fill the space, and are advertising to buy comic book collections.

In Santa Rosa California, Dan Radovic, James Palmer, and Sean Quattrin have relocated locations, including one at 1901 Cleveland Ave near the Coddingtown Mall, a 9000 square foot store, along with a gaming area on the second floor.

Jorge Vega and Angela Vega have launched their new comic book store at 10 Main Street in Rittman, Ohio, and are now being labeled a "bar for children."

Howling Pages, a new comic book store, which was funded on Kickstarter, with an emphasis on graphic novels, children''s comics, and printed local artwork. Stickers and postcards are also on display, and customers are welcomed by an enormous black-and-white mural. It features six well-known comic and graphic novel artists and writers who work on the store.

Galactic Comics, which is now home to Mike High Comics in Denver, Colorado, after finally building its new location, formerly a Salvation Army Family Store, 1721 W. Palmetto St, Florence, South Carolina. Owner Dale Poston claims the almost-record with 14,200 square feet of retail space. Anyone wants him to challenge him?

By its own Michael Martin, Marty''s Marvelous Comics and Collectibles has opened up 150 Rockdale Road, Hooverson Heights, and West Virgina.

Jason Leivian, the owner of Floating World Comics, will relocate his store from Old Town Chinatown, Portland, to the nearby shopping mall, the Lloyd Center. The new location is at 1405 Lloyd Center, Portland.

I''ve been proud to be a part of Floating World Comics in Old Town Chinatown. It''s been a pleasure to recognize as a Chinese-American business owner with a shop in Chinatown for 16 years. My wedding was a few blocks away at the Lan Su Chinese Garden and my daughter grew up running around the store.

After the past two years, we''re still here, which is something I''m grateful to have had the opportunity to wait things out in the same location since the epidemic started. Despite this, I''ve been reflecting on this space what I''ve kept an eye on. After 16 years, it''s time to return from Old Town.

I started thinking about other shops for the shop, but availability was limited. Something felt out of step. Everything is still pretty weird, and I started feeling that sense of liberation from the pandemic when everything seemed possible and we might actually try something new.

Tony Remple''s record store,Musique Plastique, just reopened at the Lloyd Center with a ice rink. Wait, the Lloyd Center? Didn''t it close last year? I asked Tony how the new store was going. It was fantastic. They were also throwing weekly parties with DJs and all their friends were coming to the mall.

In December 2021, the Lloyd Center welcomed new owners with a two-year wish to introduce new local independent retailers and pop up shops. I received a letter from the manager and organized a screening to see some new areas.

The first floor of the Lloyd Center was completely natural sunlight. Had the huge skylight ceiling always existed, it would have been nice and comfortable. I''ve never thought of a mall as quiet and soothing, but the energy was fresh and relaxing. A friend said the area was so calm that they "expected a deer to walk by."

The convenience of free parking, easy access to transit, and a historic neighborhood became the starting point for Portlanders to build community. It would be a big task, a bigger task than simply moving my shop, but the risks were too complicated to take hold. I decided: I am moving my shop to the Lloyd Center.

Portland''s shopping mall has so many memories. I haven''t talked to anyone who didn''t work there at some point, or have any history about it. We build these spaces, they outlived their original purpose, but they are ours to either let wither or recreate.

Is it a post-apocalyptic or pre-utopian mall? I envision empty storefronts with exciting local, independent businesses. Eric "E*Rock" Mast is opening aDreem Streetshop next door to Musique Plastique. Another friend is opening a gallery upstairs. "Lloyd Arts District."

The location would not be different, but the spirit reminds me of the early days of Floating World. It reminds me of a scrappier Portland that we haven''t seen in a while. It''s the type of rebirth and renewal story we all need. We have the opportunity to use this beautiful space that belongs to Portland and express new memories.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to our staff and all of those who aided us during this turbulent time. You''re the reason that Floating World is still here, and you''re the reason this change is possible.

We''ll have a Moving Sale to commemorate and say goodbye to the old facility. Then we can''t wait to see you at the Lloyd Center this August. Take the escalator up from the ice rink, we''ll be upstairs to the Gamestop and Gambit Games.

Things don''t have to return to the same period as they were, and that''s okay. In the meantime, we''ll have some fun at the mall.

The soft opening party for Floating World Comics kicks off at the Lloyd Center Mall on the 19th of August from 11 to 7.30 pm. Let''s know if you are going!

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