Meet the new owner of Book Review

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(ABC 6 News) – Bookworms, comic book readers, card collectors, and board game enthusiasts got an early Christmas present this year.

Book review held a soft opening on Saturday to give new and long-time customers a chance to visit the store for the first time in almost 5 months.

The store had to close down after long-time owner Craig Cotten passed away in July.

While Craig may be gone, his legacy will continue through his nephew, Jack Moore.

Moore will be taking over Book Review to keep the beloved hobby shop in Med City.

During the soft opening, Moore had his hands full with customers. Giving him the chance to build a relationship with his customers and tell them his plans for the stores.

“It was a lot of love today,” Moore said. “The community really appreciates the store for what it was and the legacy Craig created.”

Moore is coming to Rochester from the Twin Cities but he is no stranger to the Med City. Moore spent a good chunk of his childhood with Craig in Book Review.

Coming to the decision to take over the store wasn’t that hard for Moore. Like Craig, he is extremely invested in everything the store has to offer.

“A lot of my personal hobbies and things I enjoy now came from this store,” Moore said. “It’s nice knowing that I share a lot of love and passion with everyone that comes in.”

Moore says he plans to keep the store true to Craig’s vision. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes.

A lounge is now in the store for parents to sit and chat in while kiddos browse the store. The store also aims to dive further into the vinyl game and have newer book selections.

” I want to polish those relationships that customers had with Craig,” Moore said. “I want this to be a place where people want to go and want to be and I just want to keep that alive.”

Moore says if there is ever anything you need or want that the shop doesn’t have, you need only ask him and he will do what he can to get in the shop.

Book Review will hold its official reopening on Monday, December 5th. at 9 a.m.