Coliseum Of Comics Acquires Florida's Friendly Local Game Store Chain

The Florida comic book chain Coliseum Of Comics has acquired the Florida chain of Friendly Local Game Store or FLGS. The combined company will sadly however not be known as COCFLGS which sounds like the kind of thing police in Florida arrest comic book stores for selling. The three stores joining the new chain are:

  • Friendly Local Game Store, 5517 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
  • Gamesville Tabletop,  4401 NW 25th Pl. g, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Friendly Local Game Store, formerly Sci-Fi City, 6136 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32807

The Gainesville and Jacksonville Friendly Local Game Store stores will be rebranded as Coliseum locations, bringing the number of stores in the chain to twelve, while the operations and assets of the Orlando store (formerly Sci-Fi City) will be merged with Coliseum Of Comics East Colonial store by the end of November. "We're thrilled to be moving into the Gainesville area and bringing our brand of service and expanded selection of products to the customers in that area," said Coliseum President Phil Boyle. "The new Jacksonville location will allow us to bring a welcome expansion of our tabletop space for the local gaming community."

Coliseum Of Comics Aquires Florida's Friendly Local Game Store Chain

The other stores in the chain (which seem to be going up against Graham Crackers for the number of stores in a chain) are listed below;

  • Millenia, 4672 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL – 32839
  • Kissimmee, 2511 Old Vineland Rd. Kissimmee, FL – 34746
  • Lakeland, 1517 Bartow Rd (US 98), Lakeland, FL – 34746
  • East Colonial, 1730 E. Highway 50, Clermont, FL – 34711
  • New Tampa, 19402 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
  • Clermont, 1730 FL-50, Clermont, FL 34711
  • Jacksonville Riverside, 2724 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205,
  • Oakleaf, 9630 Crosshill Blvd #102, Jacksonville, FL – 32222
  • Arlington, 9344 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL – 32225
  • South Alafaya, 1929 S. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL – 32828

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