A Ramsgate shop that offered an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of graphic novels, comics, models and more is closing down.
Geek Havok in Turner Street opened its doors in May 2017 but a lack of trade from the high street has prompted the decision to shut the shop, although online trading will continue.
The store was the creation of of Ramsgate dad-of-two Johnny Simpson and pal Ian Reddin (pictured below), who spent several months clearing and refurbishing the former doll shop.
In a statement on social media Johnny said: “The costs of keeping the shop running for day trade are too high. It’s too much effort for such little back from the high street trade. We will more than likely be using the building as an office for the remainder of the year until we relocate or could relocate to an office for our online sales as early as February.
“We will be doing a closing down sale every Friday and Saturday throughout January and everything in store will be £5 or less.
“The Geek Havok Page will continue and our online sales will be ongoing throughout the year. Thanks to everybpdy that helped make the store what it was but Ian and I are moving on to greener pastures (watch this space).
“It’s not “goodbye” it’s just “hasta la vista.” Local regulars and local bulk buyers feel free to contact us for Friday and Saturday pick-ups for the forseeable future.”