The Maroon Hornet
● By Steven Hoffman
If a store called the Maroon Hornet was going to open in downtown Oxford, certainly the perfect day to do it would be during Oxford’s annual Homecoming celebration when Hornet Pride would be on full display. And so it was on Friday, Oct. 7, as the Maroon Hornet opened its doors for the first time in the midst of Oxford’s Homecoming activities.
The Maroon Hornet is a comics and collectibles store, and based on the number of people who were perusing its large selection of Captain America, Star Wars, Walking Dead, and Batman comic books, there was a fan base just waiting for this kind of store to open in southern Chester County.
Lori Grace, the owner of the Maroon Hornet, said that the shop is a place where adults can bring their children and everyone will find books that they like.
Lori's husband, Randy, a member of Oxford Borough Council, was busily taking care of customers behind the register on the first day of the store's opening.
To celebrate the grand opening, the Maroon Hornet raffled off autographed copies of two of local author Greg Cox’s novels.
The Maroon Hornet is located at 45 South Third Street in Oxford.