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Saturday, August 07, 2021 

Previously closed NYC store reopens in different neighborhood

Here's some good news for retail business in the Brooklyn Paper, as a previously closed specialty store has now reopened, albeit in a different location than the East Village neighborhood it was originally located in:
A staple of the New York City comics community now calls Sunset Park home.

St. Mark’s Comics, an East Village cornerstone for 36 years before it closed up shop in 2019, reopened last week in a shiny new space in Industry City, marking a return to brick and mortar business for the iconic shop.

“It’s the St. Mark’s Comics of old, which means we’ll have virtually everything that’s published,” said Mitch Cutler, one of the shop’s owners. “It’s nice to be in this neighborhood.”

Cutler said he was encouraged to move the shop elsewhere immediately after the closing of its flagship.

“Even while we were closing there were people saying ‘don’t close, move here!’” he said. “Industry City was one of them.”
I admire the proprietor for not throwing in the towel, and finding a new area in which to continue his business, even if it took over 2 years to reorganize and start again. It does remain to be seen though, how successfully one can run a business in a city that's been devastated by violent crime and the terrible policies of Bill de Blasio, and doesn't even make for a good place to open one anymore. I'd spoken about these issues at times before, and it's possible that the surge in crime around NYC could've hurt comics businesses as much as any other. It's to be hoped the new location for St. Mark's is safer, because only that way will it really be possible to run a successful business. For now, I wish the owners good luck in continuing.

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