Just had a survey from evans cycles over the phone asking about a recent purchase (bike) I made from there. Concerningly the questions seemed to be around would I have bought the bike if the shop didn't exist. This was further confirmed when he mentioned there had been rumours of Evans Braehead closing, but that wasn't the case.
I'm all for local bike shops (backed up with a good internet site) and I regularly visit most of the Glasgow bike shops (chains, Independants, charity's, cafe/cycle shops), and I wouldn't want any to close as they all contribute to the Glasgow cycling 'scene'.
So do you support your local shops or happy to go mail order only?