One of our Major Spoilerites dropped us a quick email yesterday to let us know that Collector’s Kingdom comic shop in Huntington Station, New York caught fire.
Though we don’t have a confirmed report of how much damage the comic shop suffered, Major Spoilerite Jason told us that thousands of dollars worth of comics, toys, and merchandise have been reduced to ash.
There’s a burned out shell now where the store once was. CK opened in 1982 and has been a local hot spot for our beloved culture. Now? Who knows. Mike, the current owner of the store, has been in radio silence and I’m not sure of his plans, but I know for certain he could use the support of the community that he loves and has supported for so many years.
A spokesperson for Collector’s Kingdom did post to their Facebook page that the store is currently looking at options.
Collectors Kingdom would like to thank you for all the amazing support while we go through this tough time. We are working towards some ideas to help us “rise from the ashes.” If you would like to help, please private message us and we will keep you in the loop…Thank you and stay tuned….
It’s really tragic when a favorite store/hangout suffers a set back like this, and if it is arson, let’s hope the culprit is captured soon.