Back in February my buddy T.C. mentioned Strange Adventures might have to pack up shop and move their comic haven elsewhere. The shop’s quaint home at 5262 Sackville Street can stay put, at least for the time being.
“The building was sold to a new owner whose current plant is to keep the building as is,” says owner Calum Johnston. “They’re going to keep it full tenant-wise and fix it up here and there to save on heating costs –there are a couple of drafts and we certainly could use new windows.”
As it stands for the next year Strange Adventures remains exactly where it started growing its super hero roots in 1995, unless some unforeseeable situation occurs –“if the block was to be developed, the data centre moves or Maxwell’s Plumb sells their building, etc.
“If it’s possible to stay where we are, we’ll do our best to keep bringing Halifax the best comic books and graphic novels in the world from our cozy spot on Sackville for years to come.”
Other plans are in the works to open a second location at some point; Johnston’s been looking around at places in Dartmouth and other areas on the peninsula. When a specific location and opening date become a little more concrete we’ll be sure to let you know. For now pick up the best in comics and graphic novels (Mariko Tamaki’s Skim, Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi were my latest favourite graphic reads), call 425-2140 or just pop by and ask what’s new in the self-professed land of geek.