So I was on my way to church last night, which my LBS is en route to. As I'm passing it, I look over and it looks empty. So on my way back I pull in and sure enough the place is empty with a sign on the door reading "Went out of bussiness".
The thing that stunned me about this was that I didn't have any clue they were closing up. The place was always packed during the summer, and the last time I was in there (three weeks ago?) the owner, whom I was chatting with for a bit, made no indication that they weren't doing so well.
So now I have to make the trek out to my FBS when I need stuff, which is a 20 minute drive compared to 5 minutes. The further shop is excellent, with excellent people running it, and I try to shop whenever I'm in the area and need something, but it was nice to have a good shop nearby, just for the quick things.
Well, thanks for listening to my rambling!