Collector's Choice & Fanworld Closes Its Doors in Redding, California
Ten days ago, the owners of Collector's Choice & Fanworld comic book store of Redding, California, posted the following notice,
To all of our Customers, friends, and long time supporters of our store, we have decided to close Collector's Choice & Fanworld.
Sept 29, 2019,will be our last day. This decision has been a hard one to make, as our customers have become like family and we will miss you dearly.
We have greatly appreciated everyone's support, encouragement, local artists, comic writers, as well as our box customers' weekly commitment to us. Thank you for all your support and kindness. Words cannot express our gratitude to you all for being with us on this journey.
Sept 29, 2019, will be our last day. We will be open This Friday (9/20) 10-6, and Saturday (9/21) 10am-4pm. Then next week we will be open M-F 10-6 and Sat (9/28) 10-4, and Sunday (9/29) 12-4pm.
After that time, We will be doing local Pop-ups, online auctions, and Comic Cons. We will continue to use this page to keep you posted where and when we have events going on.
I leave you with these fitting words sung by Billy Boyd, from The Hobbit….
"..These memories I will hold, with your blessings I will go,
to turn at last to the path
that leads me home….
and where the road then takes me, I cannot tell; we came all this way, but now comes the day to bid you farewell… No I won't regret, nor will I forget all who took that road with me….I bid you all…a…very…fond farewell….
And as the store came to a close, adding;
A huge Thank you to everyone who came in over the last few days. Words cannot express our gratitude. The friendships made are the biggest gifts if all.
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