Penn Camera (Washington DC area based camera retail chain), the place I bought my first Canon Elan IIe SLR to start my career eons ago, just declared bankruptcy! Most stores will close immediately (the rest later). All photo finishing will cease. They will not honor gift certificates. I hear that even says their facebook page is down. It’s a sad day. Says a lot about where camera retail is going… Does this mean I have to buy immediate-need camera accessories from Best Buy now? Brings me back to my emotions when all the Tower Records music stores closed. Sure I can order what I need online most of the time, but I will miss the tactile interaction of testing out a new product and taking it home.
Rest in peace Penn Camera. You had a good 59 years.