Double Danger Comics is morphing into a one-stop shop for all of your retro, weird, and unusual gift needs.
With an opening tentatively slated for the beginning of May, the property at 818 W. Lake. St. in Lowry Hill East is set to become the home of Puff n’ Stuff Gifts and Novelty.
Double Danger co-owners Sage and Annie Spirtos will also own and operate Puff n’ Stuff, which will offer stuffed animals, children’s books, novelty lamps, do-it-yourself kids, tiki mugs and other miscellania to Lyn-Lake shoppers.
Though Sage and Annie are both comic book aficionados, the $1,000 to $2,500 per-week cost of stocking periodicals and comics, combined with the disinvestment of Double Danger’s third co-owner and harsh shopping-deterring January weather, forced the couple to close their beloved comic book store less than a year after it opened.
Double Danger is still liquidating its inventory at deep discounts, with the store set to close for good at the end of the month.
But Sage said that gifts and collectibles were some of the best-selling items at Double Danger, and after a couple weeks of soul searching the Spirtos hatched the idea of keeping their lease at 818 and opening Puff n’ Stuff.
“We noticed that there is demand for a gifts and collectibles store,” Sage said.
For more information about the new store, check out Puff n’ Stuff’s website at www.puffnstuffgifts.com.