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Reader: Mile High Comics Gone in Glendale? Denver Is Changing!

Reader: Mile High Comics Gone in Glendale? Denver Is Changing!
Kyle Harris
The start of the new year marked the end of the Mile High Comics shop at 760 South Colorado Boulevard. The original location of the venture that Chuck Rozanski founded in his parents' basement in 1969 wasn't far away, by the legendary Celebrity Sports Center. It moved to this office building when Celebrity closed over two decades ago. And with rents increasing, Rozanski decided to close up shop at this spot, too.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must pass on to you the news that we are closing our Glendale location permanently on December 31st,” Rozanski had announced. “Our decision was based upon many factors, including rising operating costs, intolerable parking shortages, and the lack of air-conditioning.”

But comics lovers have other options, including the Mile High Comics megastore at 4600 Jason Street. But it doesn't come with the same memories, both good and bad.

Recalls Jason: 
This is the shop where I bought the first issues of the Batman "Hush" storyline and started collecting again in 2003, after an eight-year break.
Adds Daniel: 
Been going to this shop since the mid-late ’90s; back then, it was half the size and really nothing more than a glorified closet packed to the gills with comics, statues, and figures...good times.

Sad to see it go, as I have some cool memories of the place, but I'm honestly surprised it lasted as long as it did with how expensive the area has become.
Responds Joe: 
Went in there once and it was a mess. Dirty products, dust everywhere and stuff in piles. Not surprised.
Explains Dwight: 
With the mega so large, having satellite stores doesn't make sense. Chuck makes so much money, closing one store isn't going to hurt them.
That's no consolation for Ashley, who says: 
All the fave places are closing down.
Concludes Jennifer: 
Denver is changing, not for the better.
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