This morning we visited our neighborhood anime store, Power Anime, only to learn that it is closing its brick-and-mortar store in the Westside Pavillion mall. This is news we received with great sadness. PA has come a long way in the last five years, from a tiny kiosk in the mall hallway, through multiple locations in the mall, and finally to a huge location on the ground floor in the former Waldenbooks space. The Rancho Park area used to boast multiple anime stores, including PA, Anime Gamers, and Banzai Anime; now, apart from some import stores in the Sawtelle area, it has none.
Power Anime is running some great store-closing deals right now, so if you're in the area this is a good time to stock up.