A Franklin Street institution is changing hands.

Andrew Neal, the longtime owner of Chapel Hill Comics, has announced he’s selling the business to Ryan Kulikowki, effective Monday, July 14.

Neal has worked at the store for two decades and owned the store for 11 years.

To mark the change of hands, Neal says the store will throw a party on Saturday, July 12, with visits (and signings) from comic artists Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, and Chris Pitzer. (And the store is also holding a “thank you” sale on Friday of this week, to celebrate Chapel Hill Comics’ recognition by Indyweek as “Best Comic Book Store in the Triangle.”)

Andrew Neal joined Aaron Keck on the Monday afternoon news.