As an Iowan, and a Porter's customer, I have read a different point of view. Porter's closed because it was sold to an organization which did not have photography as one of its core interests. They made the decision to close, not the longtime, hardworking Porter's employees. We have now two camera stores in Eastern Iowa, University Camera in Iowa City and Photo Pro in Cedar Rapids. Both offer good service. Photo Pro has little interest in film but their photo finishing is good. University Camera is a bizarre entity which mainly sells film, cameras, and bags.
I enjoy and patronize both stores and will continue to do so.