Are you familiar with Kimono My House? Odds are good, then, that you've bought an Ultraman or Totoro product from them during the company's 30 years of business-- for a good chunk of which it was practically the only store selling anime merch in the United States.
And now the brick-and-mortar Emeryville store is closing its doors.
Stores come and stores go, but you guys should really read the tale of Kimono My House's rise from a tiny kimono shop to a legend amongst American collectors-- and back out the door as the economy stumbles. It's a really interesting story, albeit one with a sad ending.