R. Paul said that he stopped by the counter on Friday looking for me, but I'm there five days a week and Friday isn't one of those days. He said he asked for a dye-tube, and they pointed him to the Beauty Lounge.
Well, thanks to Newell starting today, there will now be a magic person on-site seven days a week.
As for Brent's hurled gauntlet - I have already on numerous occasions sent people over to the Magic Apple, with the specific address and driving directions and compliments about the friendly guy who runs the place.
The thing is, the area surrounding the Magic Castle (dubbed "The Estate" by Gordon Bean) simply MUST contain the highest per-capita magician population on earth. There are four magicians living on my block alone. Add to that the out-of-town magicians who stay at the Magic Castle Hotel or the Highland Gardens - many of whom do not have a car at their disposal - and you can plainly see the need for a walking-distance purveyor of magic in such a uniquely magic-rich neighborhood.
Bear in mind, too, that this is not a magic shop, but a magic department in a larger store. There is presently no room to host events like lectures, booksignings, parties, and all of those things for which the Magic Apple is so justly famous. It's just a neighborhood place where you can go get some magic.
And as Terrence mentioned above, it's a growing place. I'm constantly ordering things and "taking requests." It's very much a work-in-progress, and literally changing every day.
The truth is that I didn't have a dye-tube, and couldn't have sold one to R. Paul on Friday even if I'd been there - but at least I have the comfort of knowing that his new 'do looks FABULOUS!