I post this news (not really gossip) here because Al Cohen has sent the word to his customer base.
Magic dealer extraordinaire Al Cohen has announced that he is getting out of the business. His wife's health is not good, and he must devote his energies to her.
Al's son Stan, who has run the business for the past several years, has another business opportunity and will leave the business also.
What this means to magicians is that if Al cannot find a buyer for his business--located in downtown Washington, DC--within the next couple months, Al's Magic Shop will close permanently.
Al really wants to sell the shop; he doesn't want it to close. If you have any interest at all in taking over the shop, please get in touch with Al Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or telephone him at (202)789-2800.
The loss of Al's Magic would be a devastating blow for magic in the mid-Atlantic region. Incidentally, Al hints that he would not disappear from the scene even if he sells the shop.
Keep Al's Magic alive!