I was in downtown New Orleans this afternoon. Apparently the Art of Shaving store connected to Rubensteins at St. Charles and Canal has closed. Sadly, New Orleans becomes more of a wet shaving desert. West Coast Shaving should open a branch called Gulf Coast Shaving.
They are still open. They sell only Merkur blades "because they're the best." They sell 2 Merkur razors. And besides their house brand they sell only the big Brits for soaps and creams, excluding TOBS because "It's become such a discount brand." And to top it off they now do their hot towel shaves with a cartridge razor. I find them arrogant and way overpriced.
That being said, I wouldn't mind working there.