This weekend, London will have a new comic book retail giant. Piranha Comics will open its third comic book store in the city, adding Watford to their existing stores in Kingston Upon Thames, Bromley. As a result, Piranha becomes London's largest retail chain, as Forbidden Planet only has two stores within the M25. Though, to be fair, all three Piranha stores could fit inside Forbidden Planet's Shaftesbury Avenue Megastore. But with more people now living and working in the town centres that doughnut around London's centre, might this be a move away from central London to the sticks for comic book stores? And might Piranha have plans to open more stores around that doughnut? Here is a look at how the store has been put together this week, at 135 The Parade High Street, Watford, WD17 1NA, if you wanted to visit. This weekend will be their big opening!
At a time when many are afraid of sharks circling in the water, it turns out that it might be quite a good thing to be a Piranha. Oh, yes, and they are also buying collections. You can get in touch through their Facebook page – and see just the kind of thing they are selling on their eBay page. Piranha Comics are currently:
- Piranha Comics Bromley
246 High St, Bromley BR1 1PQ
- Piranha Comics Kingston Upon Thames
Unit G 17, Crown Arcade, 9 Union Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RP
- Piranha Comics Watford
Unit 3, 135 The Parade High Street, Watford, WD17 1NA
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