Retail Therapy Part VIII: The Comic Vault
|The Comic Vault is an inviting spot along a quiet stretch of Montrose near Clark.|
Location: 1530 W Montrose in Ravenswood
Public Transit: Nearest buses are the Clark (22) and Montrose (78), nearest train is the Montrose brown line.
Mon - Fri: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Sun: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
The Comic Vault is another North side store (there are a lot) and it is rather unimposing in appearance, but don't make the mistake of overlooking this shop. The Comic Vault may be slight in scale, but the substance of the store is more than meets the eye. Things must be going well, too since they will soon be opening a second store in the Block 37 shopping center downtown on April 1st. For a business entering their fifth year, ambitious might be an understatement.
|You'll find plenty to browse, especially when it comes to newer issues. I even broke my "rule" for Retail Therapy and purchased a hard to find issue.|
|Stores with new release walls are an easy way to get customers to browse books they might otherwise ignore (anyone who has worked in a store knows about the "Marvel Zombies", and I don't mean the mini series)|
|The recent layout changes have improved the shopping experience.|
|If Matt seems easy to talk to it may be his background in bar-tending. Let the Cheers comparisons commence!|