Regular followers of thestevestrout.com have probably caught wind of my push to promote great comic shops, gaming shops, arcades, anime stores, and other awesome nerd and pop culture establishments. We recently visited one of the coolest shops around, the Retro Emporium in Kent, WA.
The shop is PACKED wall to wall with everything from vintage Garbage Pail Kids and A-Team trading cards, retro gaming gear and wear, to comics, toys and pop culture memorabilia. That's just the tip of the iceberg. They even have a mini arcade set up with quarter-op machines!
One of the coolest things is their selection of work from area creators. I love their support for the arts.
Check out this gallery from our visit:
|You better believe I added some PEZ to my collection!|
|I really wanted that cool robot. I might actually go back for him.|
|Pokemon! You can catch em all at the Retor Emporium!|
|Nice little collection of records too.|
|Even the restroom door is nerdy.|
|Our buddy James showing his Rubiks Cube skills|
|My buddy, and Retor Emporium owner, Anne doing her best Greg Smith face!|
Thanks to Anne for letting us invade the shop. The place is fantastic. If you're ever near Kent, WA check out the Retro Emporium at 328 Meeker St. You can check out their Facebook page too at www.facebook.com/retroemporiumKent/
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Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/thestevestrout, and He can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org on twitter at @thestevestrout