Empire Comics

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Former Locations
1176 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620 across from Mount Hope Cemetery
375 Stone Rd, Rochester, NY 14616

See Gone, But Not Forgotten

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2009-07-16 12:10:20   I made hour-long trips with friends to E.C. decades ago, as a teen. Back then it was just a store with a lot of comics. Older now, as my kids have started collecting and I have restarted; I want a place with quality service, a knowledgeable and helpful staff, good policies, good selection, great price, and that kind of "family business" atmosphere - like Norm walking into Cheers. I want a place where I feel my business is appreciated. Empire Comics is that place (both of them - I work near #1, and live near #2). —ShannonClingerman


2020-08-27 06:48:09   The (twin brother) owners died about the same time in 2012:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200827104558/https://obits.democratandchronicle.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-furfferi&pid=160337911&fhid=13375
https://web.archive.org/web/20200827104507/https://obits.democratandchronicle.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-furfferi&pid=157254802&fhid=13375

see also:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200827104738/https://bleedingcool.com/comics/recent-updates/building-an-empire-from-flea-market-dealer-to-helping-sell-a-1-million-dollar-comic-four-decades-of-empire-comics/MatthewRiley