On the 29th December, the Facebook site for comic book store and gallery Pop Culture Utopia of Des Moines, Iowa, saw store owner Andrew J. Thimmesch post the sudden news that the store was closing. And that their last day would be…. the day before that.
*** ATTENTION ***
DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
POP CULTURE UTOPIA HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE.
OUR LAST DAY OPEN WILL BE 12/28/2017
#1 After our closing all gift cards will be honored with a cash refund.
#2 Arrangements will be made to return all comics out for grading to their owners once they are back.
#3 A list of comics for all Pull List customers will be available if you need them, also arrangements can be made to pick up any remaining comics.
#4 Any other questions or concerns can be addressed directly to me via the contact information below.
All inquiries & returns can be directed to email@example.com for further information.
I would like to 1st THANK & 2nd APOLOGIZE to each & every one of our customers. It is you guys that made Pop Culture Utopia the great place it has been for the last year and a half. My biggest regret is that I will miss seeing, on a regular basis, all the good friends that I have made since we have opened. It was fun while it lasted! Again, a HEART FELT THANK YOU to all!
They'd only been open a little over a year, No more details were forthcoming, save for responses of loss and regret from customers. And a change of business hours…
…updated to read "permanently closed". Which is basically as final as it gets.
Bleeding Cool regularly marks the passing of comic book stores, but also the birth of new ones. Do please get in touch to let us know the state of comic book stores in your community.