From Ryan Liebowitz, Co-Owner and General Manager of Golden Apple
UPDATE MARCH 25, 2020:
All curbside "Comic Car Hop" service is suspended until the shop can reopen for business. We will hold all orders inside the store for any subscribers or "in-Store pick up" website orders.
If you prefer to pay a fee to have your items shipped anywhere in the world, let us know as that is the only delivery option we are offering during the COVID-19 lockdown in LA.
The Liebowitz Family
March 16, 2020
Hi All - I hoped that the coronavirus would have been gone by now, but it is a global pandemic. COVID-19 awareness is now affecting our area in Los Angeles, California. The shelves at markets are bare, cleaning and household supplies have disappeared from nearly every shop as of Sunday night and our Mayor has asked many local businesses to close up and/or adjust their hours and number of patrons by 50% in some cases. Here's is some info if you live or are traveling to our area.
Over this past weekend we saw many familiar faces and some new one's including Robocop/Batman/Buckaroo Bonzai himself Peter Weller (check our socials for the epic picture)! Despite all of the uncertainty and chaos, we experienced that our customers seem to want and need us to stay open for as long as we can. They thanked us for being a place they can come to read fantastical stories be a fun and nostalgic distraction from reality. Most people need escapism from normalcy and it seems comic books help some get through this particularly difficult time.
So for now, we WILL STAY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK for as long we think it is safe to. However, starting today we will have shortened hours of operation to:
12PM TO 5PM DAILY
Our store and staff are staying sanitary and making sure to provide a clean shopping environment for all that step through our doors. In addition. we are well stocked with comics, books and collectibles (not toilet paper) and have fresh new products every Wednesday like clockwork until Diamond Distributors is affected and that changes. We will be closely monitoring that situation and will post all important info here in this blog and on our social media pages. For now, please feel free to come and shop during these select hours and stay informed and safe.
We are also started a "COMIC BOOK CAR HOP" SERVICE. Just call us (323) 658-6047 and place your order on the phone and we will take care of the rest! or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org