PITTSBURGH, PA – Greg Eide, known for decades for running a business specializing in comics, records, and other entertainment products, died of coronavirus complications at the age of 69.
“It is with a heavy heart that we lost our fearless leader to COVID-19 this morning,” a post on the store’s Facebook page. “At Greg’s request, there won’t be a tour or funeral. We’re all at one
Loss for words. “
According to the Facebook page, Eide’s Entertainment is the oldest still-owned comic book store in the country. Established in 1972, Mr. Eide now exists as a four-story building in downtown Pittsburgh.
Mr. Eide opened his first store on Mount Etna and then relocated it to Federal Street on the north coast at the current location of PNC Park. The shop then moved to its current location.
The future of the business is unclear.