I had some extra time while I'm in LA on business, and decided to look up fabric stores.. Since I'm from NY, and didn't have a clue.. I ended up with a weird experience.. I found some stores in the city, and drove in.. Imagine my surprise when they wanted $3.00/ 15 minutes to park.. Didn't buy anything.. Found a fabric store in Santa Monica, Venice Beach area, and was a little upset as they had a lot of the stuff that Joann's had, but a lot higher.. I have to admit it felt good to touch the fabric after being away almost a week..