Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fantom Comics: Our Pentagon City Mall shop will be Closing

This just came across the e-transom from Fantom Comics-

Opening a shop in the Pentagon City Mall (PCM) was a fabulous opportunity to try a hand at a very high end mall. The one wrinkle in our short-term lease was that if another business wanted the spot for a full-term lease, we would have to match their offer or leave.

This happened the week before Free Comic Book Day. Unfortunately, the cost of matching would have meant doubling our monthly rent, which, at this early point in our tenure at PCM would have been impossible.

Thus, it is with very much regret that we announce our last day at PCM will be May 31st.

To all of our PCM customers, we at Fantom want to thank you for your patronage. We love the spot, had a lot of fun, and had hoped to serve you there for many years to come.

I would also like to point out that our Union Station store is still open and running strong, and we hope to see you there!

Matt Klokel

Pentagon City Mall - 1100 South Hayes Street | Arlington, VA 22202 | 703-415-2094
Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 | 202-216-9478


Eden said...

That's really a shame -- it was a good little shop with an impressively deep selection. I liked the location, too (I think more malls should have comic book stores!) but it's really not a surprise at the same time.

Mike Rhode said...

I actually grew up shopping for comics in a mall - I think it used to be more common before all the stores became chains. In Paramus, NJ, there was a comic book store in the Bergen Mall, and a bookstore that carried comics in the Garden State Plaza.

Ibid said...

That sucks. I liked that store.