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    Elm Street Photo is closing its doors.

    FYI - The store will close it's doors on September 30, 2011.

    more info here - http://eightelmphoto.com/

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    Can honestly say I never set foot in the place.

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    Damn, that's sad. I've been there once and though I'm not a Leica man, I was glad to see all the Forte paper, and the other analog gear. They were really a nice boutique shop.
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    Often checked their used gear online but never understood the sky-high '90s pricing, especially after the big auction site pulled the rug from under the second-hand market among the TO shops.

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    Hundreds of thousands of photographic stores have closed down worldwide since the advent of of digital photography, photography has become a computer accessory, and the equipment is more likely to be sold by computer or electrical retailers.
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    That's too bad. It wasn't my main shop for photo supplies, but it was a nice alternative for certain films and papers when I was studying photography at Ryerson.
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    Sorry to hear. I have bought photo gear and supplies around Toronto since the mid 80's, and never found the calling to get over his way, though I knew the shop was there.

    For the last 5 or more years I have really more been looking at the used market, so I suppose my actions inadvertently are a part of this demise of shop closings.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    Never stepped inside this store but it was good to know it's there. The way I understand the owner retires after 35 years in business. Kudos!
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    and I will now have to order my Diafine from Freestyle



 

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