I too feel fortunate to have a local shop here that caters to film photographers. Bill Moretz of Pro Camera in Charlottesville Virginia is one of the most knowledgable and friendly people I know and proud to call him friend. He has done more to encourage me and bring up my skill level than I would expect to find in any e-trade retailer. He is also the go to guy for any camera repair and has lots of great used gear at very reasonable prices. I think one of the things that makes Pro Camera so successful is the service he offers to the film community at large. If more brick and mortar stores followed the lead here, there would be less closings. I know I sound like an advertisement, but it saddens me to hear about shops closing. When a great local camera store closes they are gone for good. No one is jumping at the chance to fill the gap left by them.