Thursday, May 20, 2021

St. Mark’s Comics is reopening this summer (in Brooklyn)

[Photo from 2015 by Stacie Joy]

St. Mark's Comics, which closed in February 2019 after 36 years at 11 St. Mark's Place, will be opening a new shop later this summer in Industry City, the retail and manufacturing hub on the Sunset Park waterfront

"We've had many offers to reopen over the past two and a half years," Mitch Cutler, one of the owners of the new shop, said in a statement. "The pandemic certainly slowed us down, but we were really waiting for the right situation. We’re tremendously excited to have found the perfect new home at Industry City."

The Brooklyn shop includes a new partner, Nick Giangarra, described as a comics professional and St. Mark's Comics veteran. 

St. Mark's Comics, which has been selling comics and collectibles online as well as appearing at the New York Comic Con in 2019, is already buying collections and stocking up to prepare for the grand reopening, currently slated for mid-summer.

Cutler said that a variety of factors, from increasing rents to changing consumer shopping habits, played a role in his decision to close on St. Mark's Place.

Land of Buddha, which specializes in Buddhist-themed antiques, jewelry, textiles, crafts and religious items, opened at 11 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue in early March 2020.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A visit to St. Mark's Comics


anonymous said...

That’s the BEST NEWS I’ve heard in months!!!

Anonymous said...

I’m sure the owner is looking forward to having a fresh start in a new borough. //