The popularity of Old Vienna soared with people hosting D&D games, such a D&D games involving Gothic themes of Werewolves and Vampires. Old Vienna gained National and International attention with during the San Diego Comic Book convention, in which many of the Convention go'ers would go to the convention and then Old Vienna.
Old Vienna closed their doors in 1998 in a very Dramatic evening, "More Drama than you can shake a stick at" Commented one of the regular customers. Anton and Anna moved their store to Old Town and Renamed it "The Upstairs Tavern", which it became less popular.
Punk kid "Nothing is going on in North Park, let's go to Old Vienna, Downtown"