Capitol Comics is a rival of Stuart Bloom's store, The Comic Center of Pasadena. The Capitol Comics store is larger and has a larger selection of comics and comic memorabilia than Stuart's store and also offers free refreshments including popcorn, lattes, cappuccinos and pastries. The owner, Jesse is very condensending to Stuart about his looks, life and business. In "The Occupation Recalibration" Stuart only comes over to help Bernadette buy a Batman comic for Howard. Bernadette picks up on Jesse's sleaziness and storms out with Stuart, though she does come back after she doesn't find the comic elsewhere while also defending Stuart. And she also wants a cappuccino and a blueberry scone. The store showed up again in the episode "The Hook-up Reverberation" when the guys had nowhere else to shop for comic books.