Coliseum of Comics opens sixth store in Tampa

201404300242.jpgNew comics shop alert! Florida based Coliseum of Comics, which bills itself as the largest comics and collectibles retailer in the Southeast, is opening a sixth store this Saturday, May 3 in Tampa. The chain is headquartered in Orlando

Located at 19402 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., the new 2500 sq. foot outlet will be managed by Amjad Amer, formerly Assistant Manager at the chain’s Fashion Square Mall store. He was promoted under a manager-to-ownership program.

“This is the first store outside our immediate area, so we’re trying something innovative by GIVING AWAY a part of the store to the manager at no cost to him,” said Coliseum owner Phil Boyle in a statement. “We see this as a cornerstone to our expansion plans and intend to bring in more people in the next few years to groom them into their own stores.”
 
The opening is tied in to Free Comic Book Day, which Boyle sees as a great marketing opportunity. “With six stores in the chain, we’re finding new faces coming in every day, and Free Comic Book Day brings in the most new faces all year,” he said Boyle.

Comments

  1. Torsten Adair says:

    The stores are nicely spaced, from Sanford, curving down to Tampa.

    What other multi-store chains exist?

  2. Iirc, Lonestar, Mile high, midtown, Hastings and I believe there are a significant numer of 2 and 3 store chains.

  3. Coliseum of Comics is one of the things I miss most about Florida. It’s a great store.

  4. Comic Stop owned by Jim Demonakos of Emerald City Comicon fame owns 3 shops in the seattle metro area.

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