The famous St. Mark's Comics, a staple of St. Mark's Place in the East Village for over 36 years, has announced Tuesday, January 29th, that it will be closing at the end of February. In a
statement shared on their Twitter
the comic book store states, "
Thanks for your patience. We were trying to get this out earlier, but we got some things going on... Yes. After 36 years of being privileged to serve
, St. Mark's Comics is closing at the end of February...." They continue to say,
"We will be starting our store-emptying #sale [Wednesday] morning @ 11AM."
They then link to their Facebook account which led to a longer message of the store closing it's doors. Store owner, Mitch Cutler, explains why they are closing now saying: "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'll see you soon to say goodbye and share a good memory," he added. "Let's make this month a wake, not a funeral."
This will be a sad loss for New Yorkers. The store is covered with comic books, toys and other special collector items.