Best Comic Shop in Colorado Springs

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So this happened. Totally unexpected! Thanks to all who voted it means a lot to me and Laura. We appreciate all the support and the wonderful relationships we have made with our customers who we also refer to as our friends. We hope to continue our relationship with you all and cultivate it with better service and customer satisfaction in the years to come. This whole thing the last two years, since we opened, has been awesome.

Martin

Join us at our Grand Opening

KaPow Comics & Coffee is pleased to announce our Grand Opening event on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th.  The coffee shop will be open for our regular hours – Saturday 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday 8:oo AM – 5:00 PM.  The comics store will open early both days at 9:00 AM and close at the same hours as the coffee shop.

Guest Artists

We have confirmed the following artist appearances for our grand opening:

  • Langdon Foss, Marvel artis and illustrator of Loki, Sat. am-pm
  • Jason Meents, Illustrator and founder of Meents Illustrated, Sun. 10am-4pm
  • Kevin Johnson, Independent artist and creator of “Black Lion”-Sat/Sun
  • Nathan Hamel, Artist and contributing writer for “Dark Reaches” and KaPow Comics & Cofee logo artist – Sat/Sun

A limited number of “Vote Loki #1” will be available for Langdon Foss to sign, and a CBCS representative will be present to certify the artist’s signature.  Make sure to get your copy!

Join us for a LIVE remote broadcast by RXP 103.9 on Saturday 10am-12noon with Cate and Coba.  KaPow Comics & Coffee is sponsoring the Nerd News on the morning broadcast during the week where you may call in to win a gift certificate to the store. You may also hear our radio ad announcing oiur grand opening on RXP and KILO 94.3.  Listen Friday, September 23rd in the morning for an interview with KaPow Comics & Coffee owner, Martin Davidson (also our main comic book geek), on both stations.

Huge Sale on Comic Merchandise

All of our comic books, graphic novels, toys and collectibles inventory will be discounted for our grand opening.  Save up to 70%!!

Win a DC Comics Bombshells Statue

All customers with purchases of $10 (on comics and/or coffee/food) or more will be eligible to win a DC Comics Bombshells Numbered Limited Edition Mera Statue.  You must be present to win.  Drawing will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 25th.

Free Food

We’ll have special discounts on coffee and food throughout the weekend. If you’re here at the right time you’ll also get a free sample of some of our great drinks and food.

Join us for a fun weekend!  Thanks for your support of our new small business.  We look forward to seeing you, serving you a great cup of coffee, and helping you find the comic book you gotta have.

 

 

 

Construction Woes…

We knew there would be a lot of construction to get our KaPow space built out to our vision. Anyone who has done even a little remodeling probably is not surprised to hear that we’ve experienced many many…let’s call them obstacles. Literally.  Here’s one of the first:

20160317_160350 We were thrilled to finally have the demo of the space happen. Less thrilled when our general contractor called and said to meet him at the space, and lo and behold, we had a structural brace revealed to us. Who knew that something like this is required to help keep the building stable from the winds. Unfortunately it was in the wrong place and we decided we really needed to move it. This required the demo of the wall that you see in the photo which we were trying to keep, adding a new steel beam in the new location, and of course, more money.  On May 20th, the new structural brace was in place and the old one gone.

Meanwhile…our construction plans meandered through the Regional Building Department to obtain all the approvals needed to get a permit so our contractors could get started.  Our plans had to change a number of times, including when another “obstacle” appeared.  Due to the occupancy code we needed to use, it would require that we put a drinking fountain in the comic sales area. Really?  Yes. REALLY. Well a little research and a couple meetings later….we got a variance granted so we don’t really have to put a drinking fountain in the comic sales area.

20160517_114435Plans finally approved and the construction permit was pulled April 20th. We’re off to the races, right!  Well not so fast.  Did we mention there is a lot of construction to do?

The cement floor was cut open and dirt dug out to lay all our plumbing.  So for what seemed a really l20160519_103719ong time, there were dirt piles every where as the plumbing was getting set including our two internal grease interceptors (we had to get a variance for those too).

After the first inspection passed, the dirt went back into the ground and new cement poured on top.  So at least we didn’t have to avoid piles of dirt any more.

For the interior work, we now have walls framed and the rough in for plumbing and electricity is in progress.  Hopefully this week the drywall will go up.

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If you drive by our space, the most visible work is the work on the drive-thru. The landlord’s contractor is working on putting in the drive thru which includes putting in a retaining wall, curbs, and the actual driveway. There were delays there too as they had to work with Colorado Springs Utilities to relocate the gas meters before they could begin installing the drive20160526_093933 thru.  They could be done by the end of next week!

So, for the many of our friends and family who keep asking if we’ve opened yet….. now you know why we haven’t.  Seems like there is a lot left to do.  There is!

Every day we try to check off one more thing as done.  Today, we hope to be open by early July.  Stay tuned…..

 

 

 

We have a location!

KaPow Comics & Coffee signed a lease this week for space at 4239 N. Nevada Ave., Suites 100-102, in Colorado Springs.  We have at least a couple months of construction planning and remodeling work that needs to be completed before we can open.  Stay tuned for more information about our grand opening.

KaPow Comics & Coffee, LLC is official!

On September 1, 2015, KaPow Comics & Coffee became a real business entity!  We officially filed as a limited liability company with the Colorado Secretary of State.

The co-owners of KaPow Comics & Coffee are Martin Davidson and his sister Laura Davidson. Martin is a long time comic book collector and seller. He has been a vendor at many Comic Con events across the country and a platinum rated seller of comic books on eBay. It’s been Martin’s vision to open a comic book store and coffee shop.  Laura wanted to own her own business after years of working in management positions at large corporations, so jumped on board to get the business rolling.

We will continue to sell comics at Comic Con events.  We are in the process of setting up our website to sell comics and other related merchandise directly to customers.

Coming Soon!!  We are searching for a location in Colorado Springs to open our store front which will include a comic book store and coffee shop together.  We want to open a place where the community will enjoy good coffee and other drinks, good food, and of course great service, and current comic book collectors will have a place to hang out and encourage others to become comic book fans.