The city helped facilitate Baucom’s move, purchasing its property on Elm Avenue and providing a relocation allowance, which together amounted to $ 275,000, according to a city spokesperson. The comic book store bought its Brambleton Avenue property for $ 310,000, according to real estate records.
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B&D Comics has been at its current location since 1992 and Baucom has said it is sad to leave it behind, but it would have been difficult to access the business during the bridge replacement, which is expected to begin in 2022.
“I’ve had loads of clients who have offered their services to me for free to help me relocate, which is great because that’s what we did last time around. My clients helped me move to the log cabin location, ”said Baucom. “I’ll take a lot of them.”
Baucom said customers were happy the store didn’t stray too far from its current location. She said they can expect the same service B&D Comics has been providing for 40 years.
“I will be here until I am no longer on this Earth. I don’t plan to retire, I don’t plan to close, ”Baucom said. “It was only a minor setback that we decided to accept and view it as a positive thing and move on to the next phase of our existence.”