Guys, I know it's a little cliche, but we really do need to support our local BMX store. A good store is the back bone of any good scene. It serves, not only as a place to get your goods, but as a meet-up point, a place to hangout, or to take shelter from the elements if need be. You know that, when you walk into a quality BMX store, you will be welcomedby friendly people sharing a common interest with you. Recently, Dre and co at The Sanction had to close their doors, almost purely because local kids were taking their business elsewhere, be it to our local Goliath of mail-orders, Strictly, or international giants like danscomp.
There is an interesting read over at Hell on Wheels, by Will Hermann, also addressing this issue.
Don't let anymore awesome stores fall by the wayside.