Well, the last great American toy store is closing its doors:
With Toys-R-Us gone, there are really no toy stores left except the occasional local one struggling to stay afloat.
Then again, TRU was often a ripoff. I don't know if this was the case everywhere, but my local TRU always marked up their LEGO prices about 10% up from the MSRP. They would usually price-match, but why bother when I can just go across the street to Walmart or Target and get the same set for the regular price? Or often get it even cheaper online. Thus dies the toy store. :[
I can't help but feel a little sad, but of course I will be heading to the nearest TRU soon to raid its corpse for clearance discounts.