The comics-and-music chain Newbury Comics is to close one of its stores in the Charles River Center, Bellingham, Massachusetts after twelve years and just before Christmas. Tomorow, Newbury Comics Bellingham will have its final day of trading.
Store manager Niall Quinn told the Milford Daily News that it was down to lease negotiation issues with the landlord WS Development. In its final days, the store is offering 10% off all of its inventory, except gift cards. The seven employees may find work in neighbouring stores in Marlborough, Natick and North Attleborough but that's not guaranteed.
There are currently 28 other Newbury Comics locations, founded in 1978 by John Brusger and Mike Dreese, and has moved from comics to music, to pop culture items. As a chain, it made the Top 25 size comic stores in North America with ease.
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