Down here a local miejers store had dwarf hair grass the other day in pots, Along with there usual selection of common stem plants and swords.
We have the same problem down this way. All the LFS's carry the same stuff walmart does with a few stems added. No were around can you find a shrimp of any sort besides ghost/feeder shrimp.
I myself dont mind ordering plants online but shrimp and fish I like to see before hand.
If you ever get down this way let me know and i will point u in the right direction for what we have to offer for plant freindly LFS's.