How do you turn that into a comic shop?
Fortunately for you, Terry Gant has posted a slew of pictures here of how he turned a former consignment shop into Third Coast Comics. Here's just a few images to whet your appetite...
And, yes, that is a custom-built front counter.
I've only been to the shop once (it is, after all, 300 miles from my place) but it's a good store. I understand it has also, since it's inception as a comic shop, been used to host birthday parties and weddings. (Of which there are some photos floating around if you poke around a bit.) But that's more along the lines of running a comic shop, which I'll save for another post or twelve!