for the past 5 years of my bike commuting, i've enjoyed the convenience of having a very good LBS just 2 blocks away from my office in downtown evanston (chicago burb), but i just got an email informing me that after 40 years, they're going out of business and closing up the shop. it was so nice to be able to take the bike over there and have a broken spoke fixed or other maintenance issues taken care off while i worked, and then walk over and pick-up the bike and ride home.
i guess all is not lost, there is another very good bike shop about 3/4 mile away, but 3/4 mile is just never going to be as convenient as two short city blocks.
i will miss you, Turin bike shop. so long.