St. Mark’s Comics Reopens Next Week, Not on St. Mark’s
The well-loved comic book store St. Mark’s Comics is getting reissued, just not on St. Mark’s Place. Pow!
The moniker “St. Mark’s Comics,” will be kept, but the store’s location is now at Brooklyn’s Industry City. News of this rebirth trickled down a couple months ago, but recent storefront developments have increased chatter about its reopening (slated for July 30).
“There was such an enormous outpouring of support when we closed our last location. We were a proud part of the East Village for over 35 years,” owner Mitch Cutler said in a statement. “Almost immediately, people began proposing a new shop. We’ve had many offers to reopen over the past two-and-a-half years. 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 comic shop first opened its doors at 11 St. Mark’s Place, back in 1983. For a while, the store had two other locations, one in Lower Manhattan and one in Brooklyn Heights. The business was not without hardship during its lengthy tenure; in 2011 a fire destroyed much of its inventory. And in 2017, an unsuccessful GoFundMe campaign perpetuated its eventual closure announcement in late January 2019.