Comics Plus hits new location

After 23 years in the Wesleyan Station shopping center on Forsyth Road, Comics Plus has moved to a new location on Zebulon Road.

Owner Will Peavy said the shop had outgrown its former location and he was looking for a larger place to allow him to host events.

He found that new place in the Plantation Village shopping center, a few doors down from the new Goodwill location.

“It was time to relocate,” Peavy said. “We want to do a lot more with kids, and that space did not provide it. We’re hoping to host more events, parties for kids, themed birthday parties.”

Comics Plus will be partnering with local caterers to provide food for events and a local cake artist “to make cakes for the kids,” Peavy said.

Anyone feeling nostalgic for 1980s video games will be able to get their fix at the new Comics Plus.

“We’re looking to add an ’80s arcade,” Peavy said. “We have Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man. Joust is coming in and a few others.”

Workers at the store are working feverishly to complete renovations.

“We’re finishing up. We have a lot of building to do,” Peavy said. “We should be finished by Friday night, but not totally complete.”

Comics Plus will have a grand re-opening Saturday to show off its new home featuring food and games for little and big kids.

Local comic artist/authors Tony Harris, Craig Hamilton, David Simonton and Ray Snyder will be at the event, as well as book author David Barbee, Peavy said.

Free balloons will be provided for children in addition to a 15-foot slide and a Spiderman bounce. There also will be a coloring contest and card tournaments.

To contact writer Harold Goodridge, call 744-4382.