Phantom Zone Chatswood closing it's doors.

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Phantom Zone Chatswood closing it's doors.

Post by The Scream Man on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:52 pm

After being in operation for round 20 years (Maybe a bit less, I don't know) Phantom Zone Chatswood is closing its doors. May 26th will be the stores last open day.

I have been buying from PZ Chatswood for almost the entire time it was open. I have been friends with 3 sets of owners, and am close to the current manager. I have spent hours in there chatting and talking to people about comics, both behind the counter and other customers. While there is still a store in Parramatta I can visit, it just won't be the same anymore. An frankly the Parra store is to far for me to visit regularly, ending my usual Thursday night visits. I'm going to keep getting my monthlies by way of their mail out service, but that won't replace the conversation.

I know its sorta silly to get this bummed over a store closing, but this has been a big part of my life for a long time. Im just gutted right now.

RIP Phantom Zone.

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Re: Phantom Zone Chatswood closing it's doors.

Post by Dabigfella on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:18 pm

bondi went the same way years ago.....

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Re: Phantom Zone Chatswood closing it's doors.

Post by simmo on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:21 pm

I was in Chatswood today and didn't see it, did it move recently?

Haven't been in Chatswood for ages, reminded me of hunting for ML there and finding a whole box of series V in Target and walking out with the lot.

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Post by Sledge Hammer! on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:45 pm

Always sucks to hear another local comic store closing its doors. Lost the only ones down in my part of the world back the the late 90's, very early 2k's.

Are they having a closing down sale?

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Post by The Scream Man on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:38 am

Simmo: they moved almost 10 years ago. Its on the street at the bottom of Westfield.

BigFella: They all did except Chatswood and Parra

sledge: yes they are, but i forget when it starts. soon.

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Post by simmo on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:45 am

Must have been looking at the wrong street then.

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Post by Otter on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:47 am

When I was a kid at Port Macquarie the local Video Ezy manager was into comics and he sold comics in his store via Phantom Zone as supplier.
I have been going to the Parra store for about 6-7 years.
I guess it is becoming cheaper and easier to get comics via on-line stores and overseas.
I must admit i feel their prices are too high.

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Post by Artistix on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:35 pm

Sorry to hear about your store closing Scream.

We finally got a comic book store in Bathurst about 2 years ago. It closed down about 6 months ago.

The guy who ran it was nice. Smelly, but nice. He ordered me in a case of DST Stargate figures at one point. He was generally in there painting little figurines from Warhammer or D&D or some such thing.

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