As of May 1, 2016 Starbase Columbus was purchased by "The Federation" a 501 (c) 3 charity organization co-founded by Russ Haslage and Gene Roddenberry, after former owner, BJ Mitias announced her retirement. Ms. Mitias opened this iconic Sci-Fi Shop just south of Westerville, OH in November of 1992. It has endured to the present day, when most brick and mortar stores have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
|BJ Mitias (right) original owner of Starbase Columbus passes|
the torch to new owner Russ Haslage.