Shop Safe with Third Eye

Published March 30th, 2020

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KEEP GETTING YOUR COMICS, TOYS & GAMES THE SAFE & SOCIALLY DISTANCED WAY WITH YOUR PALS AT THIRD EYE!

THE BIGGEST COMIC SHOPS IN THE WORLD… GIVE YOU PLENTY OF ROOM TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE.

You know us, Third Eye Faithful: we’re pretty humble, but considering the importance of space right now, we gotta shout it out: as one of the largest brick-n-mortar comic book and gaming stores in the world…. we’ve got you covered when it comes to being able to browse comfortably while maintaining safe social distancing.


Our stores are already laid out in a way to encourage open space for customers, and as such, we’re one of the best places you could come to Shop Safe and still have fun!

UNABLE TO VISIT US? IN AN AT RISK CATEGORY? WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO HELP YOU SHOP SAFE!

Third Eye Faithful, we know that some of you may have loved ones who are in an at-risk category, or you yourself may be in an at-risk category when it comes to COVID-19, and as such, we’re continuing to offer our extra shopping features to help you SHOP THIRD EYE however works best for you.


In addition, to in-store shopping, these also include:

  • SAFE IN-STORE SHOPPING
  • CURBSIDE PICK-UP – LEARN HOW TO ORDER HERE
  • LOCAL HOME DELIVERY – DELIVERING WITHIN 40 MILES OF THIRD EYE ANNAPOLIS EVERY WEDNESDAY!
  • $5 FLAT RATE MAIL ORDER – CALL 410-897-0322 to order or visit SHOP.THIRDEYECOMICS.COM
  • PRIVATE SHOPPING APPOINTMENTS WHEN STORE IS CLOSED. SCHEDULE HERE.

We’ve put together a nifty infographic to help you see what we’ve got going on at each of our locations to help you keep on Shopping Safe during all the craziness we’re seeing in the world right now! 

Remember: FUN IS ESSENTIAL, Third Eye Faithful, and we’re dedicated to making sure you get your daily dose of it!

STORE HOURS, FEATURES, AND MORE — WHAT TO EXPECT BEGINNING 5/29/20!

Third Eye Faithful, we’ve been eagerly awaiting this moment: we’re able to swing our doors wide open, and with plenty of proper social distancing, let you in all of our locations like normal.

Beginning 6/1/20, our county has followed along with the State of Maryland in allowing us to open the Annapolis Third Eye locations at a capacity that’s much more realistic for our two mega-stores than what we were operating under prior (which was very, very limited capacity).

We’re hoping this will be the final time we have to make a post like this in regards to what we’re doing at Third Eye (there’s been A LOT of rapid-fire changes over the last few months, and we’ve been working hard to adapt as quickly as possible through it all.

So, let’s start talking about what’s on the way…

STORE HOURS & FEATURES!

ANNAPOLIS – THIRD EYE COMICS & GAMES

Our Annapolis stores are HUGE. As two of the largest comic & game stores in the entire country (maybe even the world!), they’re perfectly set up to help accommodate social distancing (so much room to browse and keep a 6′ distance from others!), and are conveniently located right off RT.50!

ANNAPOLIS HOURS OF OPERATION

  • MONDAYS THRU SATURDAYS: 11AM-9PM
  • SUNDAYS: 11AM-6PM

ANNAPOLIS SHOPPING FEATURES

  • OPEN FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING! C’MON IN!
  • CURBSIDE PICK-UP STILL AVAILABLE (ORDER HERE)
  • LOCAL HOME DELIVERY STILL AVAILABLE (ORDER HERE)
  • $5 FLAT RATE MAIL ORDER SHIPPING STILL AVAILABLE

LEXINGTON PARK – THIRD EYE COMICS

Our Lexington Park store was able to open for in-store traffic on 5/16/20, and is ready and rocking to serve you. Not only are we serving up all that comic goodness, but we’re making a ton of neat additions to the store over the coming months for you to check out!

LEXINGTON PARK HOURS OF OPERATION

  • TUESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS: 11AM-7PM
  • SUNDAYS: 11AM-6PM

LEXINGTON PARK SHOPPING FEATURES

  • OPEN FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING! C’MON IN!
  • CURBSIDE PICK-UP STILL AVAILABLE (ORDER HERE)
  • $5 FLAT RATE MAIL ORDER SHIPPING STILL AVAILABLE

RICHMOND – THIRD EYE COMICS

Our Richmond VA store is the youngest of our stores, and has been quickly growing into a big, bold Third Eye like it’s two brother stores in Maryland. It’s currently open for in-store shopping, and we’re making a ton of neat additions to the store in the coming months.

RICHMOND HOURS OF OPERATION

  • MONDAYS THRU SATURDAYS: 11AM-8PM
  • SUNDAYS: 11AM-6PM

RICHMOND SHOPPING FEATURES

  • OPEN FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING! C’MON IN!
  • CURBSIDE PICK-UP STILL AVAILABLE (ORDER HERE)
  • $5 FLAT RATE MAIL ORDER SHIPPING STILL AVAILABLE

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS & POLICIES IN PLACE AT ALL STORES!

We had already instituted these prior to the COVID-19 outbreaks, but we’re currently increasing all of our policies, and are in the process of implementing:

  • Deep cleans of all stores by an outside vendor specializing in commercial deep cleans.
  • Disinfecting of high-touch surfaces (door knobs, back issue drawer handles, counter area, faucets in bathrooms, etc.) throughout the day.
  • Overnight UVC light sterilization procedures for the sales floors of each store. 
  • Enhanced daily general cleaning procedures for each store (we were already pretty darn clean, but now — even more so!)
  • Installation of public hand sanitizer stations, touchless paper towel dispensers, touchless soap dispensers, and more.
  • Installation of plexiglass sneeze guards at all cash registers. 

EMPLOYEE HEALTH PROCEDURES TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY & THEIRS

We’ve also introduced some policies in our stores to help ensure the safety of all visitors to our stores, staff and customer alike. 

  • Touchless infrared thermometer temperature checks at the start of an employee’s shift with the employee’s consent.
  • Masks provided by Third Eye for all employees.
  • Paid sick leave for ALL employees, part-time and full-time.
  • Installation of public hand sanitizer stations, touchless paper towel dispensers, touchless soap dispensers, and more.
  • Installation of plexiglass sneeze guards at all cash registers. 

NEW STORE FEATURES TO HELP YOU SHOP SAFE & BROWSE OUR STORE LIKE NORMAL! 🙂

  • Installation of plexiglass sneeze guards at all cash registers. 
  • Floor decals to encourage proper distance between customers.
  • Enhancing the touchless nature of transactions with new systems to encourage touchlessness (i.e no need to sign via iPad for credit card changes, no need to key in email address for Belly points, etc.)
  • Face masks for our staff.
  • Enhanced ventilation throughout the day to help prevent stale air.

IN AN AT RISK CATEGORY BUT STILL WANT TO SHOP THIRD EYE? 

WE CAN HELP WITH A FEW DIFFERENT METHODS, INCLUDING SCHEDULED SHOPPING APPOINTMENTS PRIOR TO STORE HOURS, CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND MORE!

We realize that some of you may have conditions that make going out to the store a little nervous. We’ve watched what many stores did during the height of the COVID-19 crisis before things began to chill out — and have taken some notes, so we can help you get your daily dose of Third Eye.

  • SCHEDULED SHOPPING APPOINTMENTS PRIOR TO STORE HOURS *Annapolis Only* – You can email steve@thirdeyecomics.com for us to schedule an appointment for you to come visit our store during hours when it’s not open. We’ll send you a calendar of availability, and a brief explanation of how the process works. We know that our shop is a very important place for many of you and we want to do everything in our power to ensure you can experience it how it’s meant to be: in person!
  • CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICK-UP *ALL LOCATIONS* – If you know what you’d like in advance, you can call in to your local Third Eye location & set up a curbside order. We’ll also have an option on our online store to order for Curbside Pick-Up as well. 
  • $5 FLAT RATE SHIPPING – We are going to continue to offer our $5 flat rate shipping option within the U.S for the duration of the COVID-19 challenge.
  • ZOOM PERSONAL SHOPPING – We’re going to continue to offer our PERSONAL VIRTUAL SHOPPER service, read more about it here.