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.
"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"
–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings