Comic book fans rejoice: the Silver Snail has reopened in downtown Toronto.

The popular comic book store closed its trademark location at 367 Queen St. W. earlier this year.

On Wednesday, the store reopened at its new location at 329 Yonge St., north of Dundas.

The transition was made when George Zotti, who had worked at the Queen Street location since he was 17, took over from retiring owner Ron Van Leeuwen.

“It hurts a little, absolutely; we’ve been in this building for 29 years. We’ve certainly been part of the Toronto landscape, specifically the Queen West landscape. But Queen West has changed so it’s kind of a different place to be — It’s more fashion and less counter-culture,” Zotti told 680News last year when the store’s closure was announced.

Assistant manager Paul Douglas said there has been a mixed reaction from comic book fans entering the new location.

“There’s a lot of ‘wows.’ There’s lots of ‘Oh it’s really weird,’” Douglas told CityNews.ca, “A lot of our regulars, people who have been coming here for maybe 20 years or so, they’re used to the older building.”

However, not everything is new. The store is currently using the comic book racks from the old store until the larger racks come in.

Douglas believes the new location will be good for business and perhaps even attract some new clientele.

“You just look outside and the amount of foot traffic that’s outside. As people get more aware of what we are, it will become more of a destination,” he explained. “There’s the BMV and the World’s Biggest Bookstore, so it becomes a focal point for many people to come down and do all their book or pop culture stuff all in one shot.”

The new store boasts new products, comic books and even a café.

“I think a lot of people are kind of excited to buy a coffee and look at a comic book while they’re on their lunch break,” said Douglas.

Store hours have been extended, however the new location is not wheelchair accessible.

According to the Silver Snail website the weekly Dungeons and Dragons Encounters at the store will not begin until Oct. 3.