Same here in Orlando, Florida. I can get a lot of film/darkroom stuff locally because there is one store that still carries that stuff. But film wise, prices are through the roof. I have no idea if it's retailer or the supplier that's jacking up prices. I understand small demand puts heavy burden on their cost but I also have needs. Except in cases I need it NOW, I am getting my supplies from mail order firms in California and New York.
As much as I'd like to support local businesses, I can't justify paying 50% to 100% more for the same item.