My LFS is a great one. Not really local, but it's the next best thing to a public aquarium. 800 tanks, the second largest cichlid collection in the USA, the largest shop on the West Coast... and boy would I give anything to work there. I'd probably even volunteer. It's one of those that has an online site and a separate holding facility. Pretty well-though-out business.
I think it's really too bad that most LFSs are going out of business. They need our support, because we need them.
"It's not who you are that makes you great; it's what you do."