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Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash

35 Broad St, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 USA

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Opens Mon 11a
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“Home of AMC's Comic Book Men”

Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash (sometimes shortened to simply The Stash) is a comic store owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith. Merchandise includes comic books, comic-related merchandise, and View Askew film-related items (e.g., apparel, action figures, posters, etc.). The store is located at 35 Broad Street in Red Bank, New Jersey. The podcast Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! is recorded at the Stash, as well as select episodes of SModcast and Highlands a Peephole History. The original Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash began as a small comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey called Comicology. It was where Kevin Smith used to purchase his comics, and as seen on the DVD for Chasing Amy, appears in the first deleted scene. When Smith learned the owner was permanently closing the store and moving to Asia, he expressed interest in purchasing the store for its back stock and client list. He bought it for $30,000 USD, and took it over in January 1997, putting his friend and colleague Walt Flanagan, whom he characterizes as "our resident comics genius", in charge of running the store. The store was repainted, filled with some film props, and its facade outfitted with a logo designed by Smith's friend Scott Mosier. The store was rechristened Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, after the two characters played by Smith and Jason Mewes in Smith's films. According to Smith, the store attracted not only the typical local customers, but also those from other states, countries and continents. Feeling that such visitors deserved a less mediocre store to travel to, Smith moved the store two years later to a larger location at 35 Broad Street, and had his production designer on Chasing Amy and Dogma to help design the store's appearance, and filled it with every prop and artwork possible from Smith's films, such as the Bluntman and Chronic pages from Chasing Amy that had been drawn by comic artist Mike Allred and the Buddy Christ statue from Dogma. A new logo for the store was designed by comics writer/artist Matt Wagner. The store opened in March 1999 with a gala "Stash Bash"

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cheerio356

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February 07, 2016

We had such a great time here. Such wonderful customer service. We drove from Illinois to see Niagara and New York. The only way to get my husband to come with - stop at Secret Stash! ;) And it was great. We just opened a vintage toy shop in Quincy, IL where we are from, and he was so inspired when we were there. There is nothing like seeing your husband that happy. :) Loved it! So cool.

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Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash

35 Broad St
Red Bank, New Jersey
07701 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Thu, Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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