Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How Comic Books Will Help Save a Business Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

The owner of a ice cream shop is auctioning off his immense comic book collection to offset costs to repair his business.

From a piece on WNYC...

Wenzel faces $850,000 worth of repairs, most of which are needed to get his ice cream and treat shop, Salty’s in Lavallette, open for the summer. He didn’t have flood insurance and the storm punched holes in the walls and floor, as well as trapped water in the walls.

To help offset the cost Wenzel, who was named for a comic book character, decided to auction off his three-generation-old comic collection.

“There comes a time where you collected 'em for not only the enjoyment of having them and being able to read them and look at them, but also in case of times of distress like we've been placed in with Hurricane Sandy,” he said.

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