I am trying to decide if this would be a good business venture. I live in a large midwestern metro area, and have been thinking about turning my new hobby(ok, obsession) into a business. The lack of stuff available at local chains is laughable. Ive obtained almost eveything from online vendors, save a few drugstore as's. A All of my purchases have beeon heavily weighed based on reviews from forums like this. A few of them have been regretted, brushes too big, as's I dont care for the scent etc. I think If there was a place locally to touch, smell, handle items I would probably do most of my shoppping there. Also shipping cost outweighs tax unlesss I put together a a order of 80- 100$. It seems like there arent very many actual stoees across the US to do this. I figure if AOS can hold there own with overpriced goods, a store withe the classic shave stuff only found online would be awesome in a big city. I read the feedback to peoples excitement of the store, Imperial Shave in Medina, Ohio. That is not a very big market for such products. Also i have thought of cigar shops. They arw all over the place. Anyone can buy cigars online probably at a lower price than the local cigar shop, yet they continue to survive.