On Friday, July 7th, Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD held a preview night for select guests to check out the new store on 209 Chinquapin Round Rd. According to store owner Steve Anderson, 80 out of 100 Golden Ticket holders came, and the first 50 of said guests event got a sweet Third Eye shirt! The new store has been a focus point for some time. They had been at their last location for roughly five years, but they did indeed need a larger space (and the previous store was impressively big as well).
At roughly 7,000 square feet, there's a lot more stuff than there was before. There's now a new cosplay section, back issues, vintage video games, and more comics than I would ever know what to do with. There was even an impromptu surprise birthday party for one very special guest, which really shows just how much Steve and his staff care about their customers.
The store officially opened the following Saturday, and throughout the day over 1,000 Third Eye faithful filed in through the door. The attendance rivaled Free Comic Book Day, which is an impressive feat. The new store is already getting ready for their first big event too! On August 5th, Charles Soule and Ryan Browne will be stopping by the shop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. promoting Curse Words Volume 1, and the first 30 in line get a special gift for the event. I will tell you from first hand experience, people line up hours in advance for these things. It's worth it though, since Third Eye staff always makes it a good time.
Congratulations to Third Eye on their move, the new store is amazing!