open 7 days a week 11am - 7pm
Our guiding philosophy is that Paradox is your safe, third place, your home to be whoever you want, and your place to meet others just like you, and thanks to the ongoing efforts of our fantastic community our store is open seven days a week, 11am to 7pm! You have our unwavering gratitude for staying flexible and following the guidelines and policies we've laid out so we can all Paradox Together. This store exists for the customers - for the community - that intertwines every facet of what we do and Paradox is proud to continue to be your place to geek out especially during a year as challenging as 2020. But we're not out of the woods yet! We need to stay vigilant, for ourselves and our friends, family, and neighbors, and we will get through this - together!
Paradox Together Guidelines and Polcies:
*The Golden Rule:
If you are sick, have been sick, have been around someone sick, please make the responsible choice to stay home. We want to make sure Paradox is a safe place for everyone including you and this is the #1 way you can help us meet that goal. Ask yourself the questions you’ve heard a thousand times by now: have you or anyone in your circle had covid-19, have a pending test for covid-19, or been sick? There’s no more important or responsible first step.
*Sneeze Guards at all counters: both our check out stations and are card counters all have plexi glass breathing guards in place.
*Employee Masks: all employees are required to wear masks while interacting with customers.
*Social Distancing: all shoppers and staff are required to observe the 6 foot distancing guidelines. We’ll have cues in the shop to show you how far away you are from others.
*Hand Sanitizer Station: please use our hand sanitizer station as you enter and we recommend as you leave as well.
*Deep Cleaning: we’ll clean all common surfaces including door handles, credit card machines, counters, and more, but we can’t clean all the merchandise.
*Only pick up what you want: we know that browsing is the #1 reason to shop in person, but we ask that you refrain from picking up merchandise you aren’t confident you will buy.
*Checkout: we’ll ask you to hold your merchandise so it can be scanned, we’ll provide merchandise bags for you to take on your own, our credit card machines are contactless, and we do accept cash.
*Limit 10 Customers: We’ll allow 10 people in at any given time. We know this is a small number, but the actual retail space accessible to customers in our shop is limited and we’ll evaluate this total after we see how these early days work out. If you have to wait outside, we expect you to respect the social distancing of 6 feet beginning at the rails next to the steps.
*Children under 16 are not allowed alone: you may accompany a child under 16 and if they are under 10 they must stay with you at all times.
*Masks Required for Shoppers: Yep, we know this is the most controversial, but all the data we can find indicates that masks are the key. It’s true that there is no good study with hard numbers, but with the CDC recommendation, other large companies requiring masks, we're out to play it safe. We're providing masks to buy at the door. We absolutely respect and understand everyone's right to choose and we understand some of you may not shop with us due to this rule. From the bottom of our hearts, we want Paradox to be safe for everyone and we truly believe this is a step that we have to take.
We are buying Magic and comic collections in person! It doesn't hurt to plan ahead - call with questions and email lists to firstname.lastname@example.org, or just stop in during normal business hours!
How to Shop at Paradox:
We’re offering a wide arrange of options to satisfy everyone’s comfort level. Remember these are the first steps we’re taking back to “normal” and it’s your patience, support, and understanding that will contribute to our shared home being the best and safest place it can be.
*Call Ahead Shopping: You may call 701.239.9505 to get personal shopping service from a Paradox employee.
*Curb Side Shopping: While we are open 11am - 7pm, seven days a week, we still offer curb side pickup for those that wish to remain outside the store walls.
*E-Commerce and USPS Delivery: you can shop our ever expanding web store and order what you want or contact us to arrange any order.
For more than 25 years, Paradox has been your store as much as ours and together is how we will continue to celebrate our hobbies, our passions, and our community!