Everyone needs a local comic shop, and for fans in Clermont, Florida you'll soon have one more amazing option.
The successful chain Coliseum of Comics just announced they are expanding to a new location and will be bringing a bevy of comics, toys, and board games to Clermont, Florida. The new spot will be the seventh under the Coliseum of Comics umbrella and is the second store under the ownership of Aaron Holland.
"I've been a Clermont resident for over six years, and am very excited to finally bring a Coliseum location to a part of Central Florida that I love," said Holland. "We're looking forward to meeting new people and getting involved with the community and schools."
The Clermont branch of Coliseum will be managed by Daniel Sandoval, who's been a longtime employee of Coliseum's Fashion Square Mall location, most recently as assistant manager.
"Having served the Central Florida area for over five years, I'm eager to share my passion of comics, gaming, and more with our Clermont community," Sandoval said.
The new shop will span about 1500 square feet, and Coliseum plans to open the new locale on Friday.
You can view the rest of the press release below.
Orlando-based Coliseum of Comics, the largest comics and collectibles retailer in the Southeast, today announced the Friday opening of a new store in Clermont, Florida. The 1500-square-foot store, located at 1730 E Highway 50, will become the seventh location in the locally-owned chain, and the second affiliate store owned by Aaron Holland.
The new location, like the other six stores in the chain, will deal in not just new comics, back issues, and graphic novels, but also toys, other collectibles, and board games and role-playing games.
Comic books have been propelled to the front ranks of pop culture; many being adapted into movies and television, from the recent record-breaking Wonder Woman to the blockbuster Avengers, Deadpool and X-Men franchises to AMC's ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead to the many hit network and Netflix series like Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Many hit television, video game, motion picture and book properties have made a leap the other direction into comics, with graphic adaptations and additions to the worlds of Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Disney's Figment and Haunted Mansion properties.
A date for the store's Grand Opening celebration will be announced soon. You can find out more about Coliseum of Comics on their official website.