I love my store. Granted, it is the only store I have gone to so far. The guys that work there are really cool and don't judge my purchases. They helped me pick out my first few books and stuff. They definitely made my adventure in comics very enjoyable to start. The store itself has no clutter and is VERY organized. Floppies are organized alphabetically. Trades and stuff are organized by publisher, then alphabetically. Everything is off the floor, so there is a feeling of openness. Plus, I love the smell of the comics when I walk it. (Yea, I know.
) Every back issue is prebagged too.
Things I would change:
1. Image Signings? It is a very small store, but I would love to see some Image guys in there. I know they have had a few Marvel and DC guys.
2. A little advertising by the street wouldn't help. I only went into the place the first time was because I got my hair cut next store and realized it was there. (So happy I got that hair cut now!)
3. As others have said, I wouldn't mind raffles and contests to get more engaged with the store and the comic community. That would be awesome. Most of the businesses around my LCS have awesome Christmas parties, crawfish boils, etc.
4. I definitely agree with all the other stuff. A comic club would be great, maybe a different publisher every week? It doesn't even have to be a formal sit-down deal, just all the guys in the store talking about stuff.
I know it is not my store's fault, but where are the young people? I must be the only person there who doesn't have kids. I'm not saying the older guys are awkward or anything. They are all cool guys, but it is tough to make friends with people 10 years your senior. This is really more of a problem I will most likely grow out of, though.