You still have your choices, you simply must buy online, like folks who use Amazon do.  I'll be glad to help you place an order online if you are having a problem.

Not being able to enter any retail store is at most a modest inconvenience.  Last I looked, there were over 100,000 death nation-wide which is far from trivial.  The decision to close was based on more than just the situation in Arizona.

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