WE'RE CLOSING FOR A FEW WEEKS
We're Open 9-5 on Saturday And Then Closed Until 040720
This afternoon (032020) Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a "shelter at
home" order for all non-essential business from Saturday March 21st until
Tuesday April 7th. As per this order, Alternate Reality will close Saturday at
5:00pm and remain closed until 2:00pm Tuesday April 7th. However, because
Saturday is our last day of operation for the next few weeks, we will be running
with special hours...
SATURDAY (032120) 9:00AM until
Since this will be our last day of operation we encourage anyone who was
planning on stopping by the store to shop to do so Saturday. We will be gone
after that until early April so it will literally be your "last chance" for a
I think most of us realized this was coming at some point, the only question has
been when. Now that the "Boom Has Been Lowered" on Illinois Business, the next
question is where do we go from here?
What about 032520 and 040120 comic
shipping? As of this writing Diamond has told us that accounts with shipments
for stores in areas that have "shelter in place" orders are essentially frozen
for the duration. They will not dump three weeks worth of books on Illinois
accounts come April 7th but at this time they haven't decided how to break up
the 032520 and 040120 invoices. Items will be re-shuffled and parceled out over
the subsequent weeks in April but what form that will take is currently up in
the air. That's good not just for stores but for our customers as well. The last
thing you need Wednesday morning April 8th is to have 3 weeks worth of comics
staring at you.
Related to this, we will not be doing any Shipshape Updates on the website over
the next few weeks. At this time I could post the 032520 shipping, in fact I was
working on it this afternoon, but what would be the point. That invoice is
essentially scrapped. At this time look for the next Update for the April 8th
Ship Date which should go up the previous weekend.
What about the March Previews Order? We will accept orders for the March
Previews through 5:00pm Saturday. If you've already made an order then you're
good and your order will go in.
Where can you get store updates? Right here. All announcements concerning
Alternate Reality will be made her at the store's website, and then filtered out
to various social media outlets. However all announcements will originate from
How can you contact us? If you need to reach us-don't call the store because no
one will be there to take your call-we're "sheltering" at "home". Instead use any of these portals:
We will try to answer any inquiries as quickly as possible,
to ensure this please limit your inquiries to these portals. We are on many
other social media outlets but these are the three we check most often.
In the meantime, please remember to follow these
simple steps to battle Covid-19...
-Social Distancing, maintain a six
foot maximum distance between yourself and others. Wave, give the "Vulcan
Greeting" or elbow bump others as a greeting.
-Wash, dry, repeat. Wash your hands often. Any surface, any money, any product,
keyboard or mouse you handle with you bare hands potentially has the Corvid-19
virus on it. Hand sanitizer is good but a bar of soap and hot water is better.
An try to refrain from touching your face. Eyes, mouth ears and nose are all
potential entry ways for the virus to get into your body.
-If you are sick, stay home. Please do not exit your front door if you are sick
or feeling any symptoms, not just for your own sake
but for the safety and protection of everyone.
Stay healthy, stay safe, this too shall pass.
And of course, as the French would say: "Au Revoir"-not goodbye, but until we meet
COVID-19, ALTERNATE REALITY AND YOU
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