I have lived in the middle of nowhere for almost 25 years. The nearest truly big city is about a four hour drive in one direction and five in the other. I may make it to a metro area perhaps once a year. I think that the last time I visited a brick and mortar magic shop was ten years ago. I know that they still exist but I also know that there are a lot fewer of them now than there used to be before I last moved. I discovered today (poking around online) that several of the shops that I have visited in the past have vanished...places in California, Texas, Oregon. One that's still in business that I have visited is in Colorado. My questions are: What is the state of brick and mortar magic shops where you live? Are they like they used to be pre-internet? Have they changed the way they do business in order to survive against online competition? Do you think it is still possible to open and successfully operate a brick and mortar magic shop?