In July 2015 husband and wife, Jay and Amy Berent excitedly opened Pulp 716. This coffee shop, comic book store, cool hangout offers a unique experience in a comfortable setting. They carry a full line of new books, graphic novels, merchandise, and clothing as well as Bubble Tea, coffee, and treats from the finest bakers they could find, most of whom are local to Western New York.
Pulp 716 offers our exclusive "Retro Blend" coffee that they prepare in house. They have gone to great extremes to capture the flavors & characteristics of coffees that were served during specific times in history. You can sip a "Roaring 20s" blend or if you're adventurous you can order their "Erie Canal Builder" blend and taste what coffee was like in the 1830s. If you're really adventurous you try their very popular bubble tea with exotic flavors and fruits including jackfruit, mangosteen, lychee, rambutan, and even longan (dragoneye) fruit.
The Berent's offer dozens of comics and graphic novels for sale, with new releases each week. Customers of all ages, genders and interests are guaranteed to find something they will love to read. In addition they carry novelty and gift items. They even have a record player and encourage customers to bring in their own favorite vinyl records to listen to while spending time in their lounge area.
When they came up with the idea for Pulp 716, the Berent's wanted to create a place for people to feel comfortable and welcome. They wanted graphic novel enthusiasts to have a place to share ideas and discuss their favorite stories and characters. They wanted kids to find adventures and a love of reading. They wanted teenagers and young adults to stop by for a bubble tea and conversation. They wanted grandparents to have a place to bring their grandkids and share an afternoon.
Jay and Amy worked with counselor Maureen Henderson at the Niagara Small Business Development Center to help develop their business plan and secure funding.
Stop by Monday through Saturday 11am to 9pm at 45 East Avenue in Lockport