You're very fortunate. My closest LHS is 50 miles away. There's 3 I know of in the city (not counting the Hobbytown USA chain)
Originally Posted by Ren
One has limited hours and the store is very cluttered. Nice enough guy running the place, but the lack of organized shelving can make for frustrating shopping.
The second shop is nice, but only carries G and N scale. (They stopped carrying HO a few years back) They've been around a long time and have been helpful the couple of times I've been in.
The last place carries HO and N, but is small and has limited supply. He honors Walthers sales and can get you pretty much anything you want.
I try to go to one of my LHS when I'm in the city. I model on an extreme budget, heck I still run DC.
I would love the whole 'Cheers' feel though! A place that was a home away from home and great customer service! My father-in-law suggested once I should open combination business of tavern/model hobby shop. If I had the capital and I would do it. I think it would be a very cool fit.
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