Blacksburg comic book store closing
BLACKSBURG – After 14 years of business in Blacksburg, Beholder’s Eye on North Main Street is closing its doors for the final time April 29.
Since it opened in August 1998, Beholder’s Eye has been selling comic books, miniature games, role playing games and board games to Virginia Tech students and New River Valley residents alike.
Co-owner Tim Johnson said both owners have the desire to take a new path into the future.
“14 years was a pretty good run,” Johnson said. “We both had family and life changes recently.”
As of now, Johnson said he and co-owner Bill Friedl do not intend to reopen the store in the future, but have had several parties interested in continuing it.
However, none of those seem to be working out, Johnson added.
Beholder’s Eye is located in the North Main Plaza building near the roundabout.
Mike Boyer, co-owner of North Main Plaza LLC, said he is in negotiations with a couple of established businesses in Blacksburg looking to relocate to the space.
In a note to customers on Facebook, Johnson thanked faithful customers for their support over the past 14 years.
“We have both thoroughly enjoyed our tenure here and we cannot begin to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you who have made our business possible over the years,” Johnson wrote.
Several items throughout the store have been discounted for quick sale.
“The stars have aligned and we have read the signs and portents presented to us,” Johnson wrote.
“Every great epic must come to an end.”
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