Well, guys, I already asked the sole store employee present if there were plans to relocate in the Hub City (that's New Brunswick's nickname, you know) and he told me no. Considering how there are lots of empty storefronts on the town's main street just around the corner, I suspect one of two things:
(1) Comic Attitudes just concluded there isn't a buck to be made in the burg in this depressed funny book business climate. That'd surprise me since New Brunswick's the county seat, site of two of the state university's campuses, and home for...
(2) ...world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson, the Band-Aide people. J&J's just across the street and various quasi-governmental organizations that it controls and funds rebuilt the town over the last twenty years from a down at the heels backwater into a frequently bleak cityscape with massive office towers that lack tenants (other than J&J subsidiaries) and street level store tenants. It's quite possible that Comic Attitudes was denied a new lease as part of J&J's attempt to turn the block Comic Attitudes is on into a more upscale shopping corridor. The Pizza Hut two doors down has also closed.
The departure of Comics Attitudes and several book stores gives me no reason to visit the Hub City anymore. And it's just four miles up the road from me.
-Jeffrey H. Wasserman
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[This message has been edited by jwasserman (edited 05-26-2000).]