An important update from Jenn and all of us at The Dragon (UPDATED 3/23/20)
Today, the province of Ontario made an announcement today mandating all non-essential businesses to close as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 24th, and we’ve changed our plans accordingly.
We will be open on Tuesday, March 24th with the following times:
Downtown Guelph 12-9pm
South Guelph 5-9pm
New comics will be available for pickup after 5pm at Downtown, and during opening hours at South and Milton.
We have just received word from Diamond Comics that this will be the last week of shipments from them for the foreseeable future. We are also beginning to receive word from our game distributors that they are closing their facilities for at least the next two weeks. We will keep you posted as more information is released to us.
In the meantime, you can still shop with us online at www.dragonguelph.com or www.dragonmilton.com or customer.comichub.com.
Thank you for all your support, especially over the last couple of days. It is appreciated more than you can know. We will see you all again soon.
To our dear customers and supporters,
Unfortunately the time has come to make the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. As of 5pm on Wednesday, we will be closing all locations of The Dragon to walk-in business until this crisis is over.
We know we’re part of your routine and that coming to chat about comics and games is something you look forward to. It was my hope to help keep this normalcy in your lives for as long as possible, knowing how abnormal everything has become. However, in line with recommendations to close non-essential businesses and thinking about the risks I’m asking staff to take every day, I realize this is the right thing to do.
We are still here and working for you online. You can still order online at www.dragonguelph.com and www.dragonmilton.com. We will be doing home delivery within Guelph and Milton, or delivery by Canada Post to those farther afield.
Comics are still coming each week, and that’s where we really need your help. So far, Diamond Comics has said nothing about plans to help comic shops get through this, and that’s really scary. If you are a comic customer, you can set up your ComicHub account at customer.comichub.com and pay for your books each week through that if you are able. If you prefer not to use ComicHub, please give us a call with a credit card number that we could use to ring through your books each week. Communication is key through this. If you are not able to pick up your books, please let us know so we can adjust our orders. If you would like to hold off on paying, let us know. Really, just let us know what you want to do. We are all in this together.
To our amazing gaming community: we miss you! We know there are a few key releases coming up, and we still want to get product to you, but we don’t know what the schedule for those items is going to look like anymore. We will definitely keep you up to speed on social media. For our wonderful Magic community, if you’re playing Arena, Wizards is running FNMs for the next 3 weeks, in which you can earn codes from us to unlock special art sleeves for your deck. And for you miniature gamers out there, we’ll be running an at-home painting contest in April to keep you busy. More details on both of those to come.
We are really looking forward to seeing you on the other side of this. In the meantime, follow our social media! We’re still going to be coming at you every day with live videos, reviews, announcements, and more.
From our family to yours: stay healthy, stay safe, and be well.
We’ll see you soon!