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St. Mark’s Comics to close at the end of February

Well, that’s an utter shame. The iconic East Village fixture, St. Mark’s Comics announced they will close at the end of February.

The store’s Twitter account went on to tweet: “After 36 years of serving the #EastVillage, world famous St.Mark’s Comics will be closing at the end of February. Thanks for all your kind words and concern as word has gotten out. We will be starting our store-emptying #sale tomorrow morning @ 11AM. Stay tuned for more!”

It’s hard to run a shop these days and rent increases, target customer bases, infrastructure, time, all factor into keeping a business running smoothly. St. Mark’s Comics shop owner Mitch Cutler said on Facebook: “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.”

Enjoy the twilight days of St. Mark’s Comics and pay the beloved shop a well-deserved tribute. [H/t via Gothamist]

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