In the early 90’s this was the site of Forbidden Planet Comic shop and it was geek heaven in the basement. We would spend hours here every Saturday devouring the latest comics from the U.S. I remember how happy my brother’s best friend Niall was to get the latest issue of ‘The Maxx’. I remember the joy on his face. I remember the overwhelming smell of fresh paper, trading cards, action figures and T-shirts, coupled with the aroma of Marlboro lights and cans of coke. I remember the lovely Des who worked there and the cool blonde chick who may as well have been Tank Girl. Years later I heard that Des died tragically. Niall also left us recently. This building was a source of so much joy in sharing geek culture. The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be Brave. Live.
– Evan Kennedy