Archive for the 'brick and mortar' Category

Wayne Shifflett’s 50 Years In Magic [Redux]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2018

A second edit of the very cool video celebrating Wayne Shifflett (now owner of the Mingus Magic Shop) performing cups and balls, as taught by Leroy Mingus, for exactly 50 years!

Wayne Shifflett Celebrates 50 Years Of Performing Cups And Balls

Posted by Michael on January 9th, 2018

Wayne Shifflett first purchased a cups and balls set on January 8, 1968 at the Mingus Magic Shop in Reading, PA. The owner Leroy Mingus taught the young man the routine personally. 50 years later Wayne still performs the cups and balls but now he owns the Mingus Magic Shop! This video commemorating the anniversary was released yesterday features Wayne performing the routine Leroy Mingus taught him… with a store full of magicians who learned from Wayne backing him up.

A Tour Of The Top Hat And Wand Magic Shop (Vegas)

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2017

You know we love the brick and mortar magic shops… so we were excited to see this tour of the Top Hat and Wand Magic Shoppe in Las Vegas from Taylor Lloyd’s YouTube page.

The Mingus Magic Shop

Posted by Michael on October 27th, 2017

This morning we told you the Mingus Magic Shop (along with their local IBM and SAM groups) were hosting a one day magic convention in Kutztown, Philadelphia on November 11. We dug around and found this clip introducing their shop… you can find out more about them and the convention at their official website.

More On Frankel’s Costumes

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2017

KHOU coverage of the final Halloween for Frankel’s Costumes in Houston, which started out as Morty’s Magic Mart and still sells some magic. Always sad to see the brick and mortars go, but at least this one didn’t fail… it had a long and successful run.

JCR Magic Marks 25th Anniversary!

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2017

Long live the brick and mortar magic shops! San Antonio’s JCR Magic just celebrated 25 years, as reported by Fox 29 News last week.

Congratulations to owner Julio Ramirez Jr, his family and all of the customers of JCR!

Justin Impossible Goes Pitchman

Posted by Michael on September 8th, 2015

Justin Impossible checks in with the folks at KRXI Fox 11 Reno every month and he did not take the day off for Labor Day. He is opening a magic shop next month and in this segment Justin does a little old fashioned pitching for the KRXI crew. You know, iTricks has always been told that the key to a great pitch is finding the person in the crowd with the best reactions… well, Justin found the perfect audience for this pitch.

Keep an eye on Impossibles Magic Shop in Reno (coming October 1) by visiting the official website.