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Thursday, February 06, 2020 

Specialty store closes in Phoenix

Nerdvana has word of a comics store operating in Phoenix, Arizona for 4 decades that's now closing their physical store as the owners partially retire, and limiting business to online only:
All About Books and Comics, a staple of central Phoenix collectors and casual readers for nearly four decades, is closing up shop this April with its owners’ retirement.

“Fun and rewarding, it has been a great ride, and an amazing place to raise our children, but now it is time to say goodbye to the brick and mortar side of our business,” wrote Alan and Marsha Giroux in their retirement announcement Tuesday:

The couple said they will continue to sell back-issue comics from their vast inventory through mail order and eBay after the brick-and-mortar storefront closes, but will still offer “big discounts” in a retirement sale on what’s in stock through April. They said their store will offer new releases through March 25.
This store may be continuing to sell through the web, which is good news in a sense. But it's still one more sad example of specialty stores going out of business, with far more closing than opening.

Update: here's the Phoenix New Times' article on the closure, and also the Arizona Republic's.

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