While it sucks to see a LCS close, I wasnít a fan. I usually go to Samurai (my favorite is All About Books and Comics, but it isnít convenient for me anymore). I used to go to one of the AC locations from time to time, and it did have that hole-in-the wall feel that I like. The people were okay, not super douchy or super friendly. And they did sell Faygo out of a cooler.
The main store in Mesa was not that great, IMO. It had a large, open floor plan but it was almost too big. They could have gotten away with less square footage and still had plenty of room. The employees I dealt with there werenít that friendly.
Again, I didnít want to see them close, but I wasnít a patron. Glad to hear that Samurai is helping out with the new comics they had ordered. Iím a big fan of that store and the owner, Mike, is a class act.
I live down the street from where the Mesa store was located, and I rarely went in there because I never felt that the staff was very friendly. I'm more interested in indy comics and minicomix, anyhow, and Samurai always had a much wider selection of that kinda stuff. So for my money, Samurai Comics is the LCS for me.