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StevePR104

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Via Rick Maue:
One of the best magic shops on the planet is facing an immediate emergency…and you can help. Denny Haney, of Denny & Lee’s, has spent the past few months reorganizing and downsizing (including shutting down his Las Vegas location). He has been able to basically get even with his creditors. But, in the process of clearing up just about all of his bills, he has gotten behind on his rent. In short, he has handled more than 50% of the rent situation, but he just got word this morning that he has to come up with $10,000 in three days, otherwise he will be evicted.

Please understand, Denny has made great strides in streamlining the business. With almost no remaining bills, and all of his stock paid for, EVERY sale is 100% profit. That said, I am asking every magician and mentalist I know to buy something from Denny TODAY (or tomorrow) in order to give him a real chance at making his recent restructuring efforts pay off.

In short, through the years, Denny has helped too many magicians and mentalists to count. If he was forced to close, it would not only be a tragedy for him, it would also be a tragedy for our art form. So, please, buy something from http://www.dennymagic.com today.

Finally, PLEASE share this post on Facebook and/or send it out through any mailing lists you may have.
Thanks so very much.

There is a GoFundMe to help Denny. You can reach it at https://www.gofundme.com/save-the-denny-lee-magic-studio.

I am told tonight by a friend that Denny's been presented with an eviction notice that says he has to be out by Sunday, if he can't come up with the money. Even if he meets the immediate deadline, he has additional deadlines that will have to be met; for instance, I'm told he still has three years on his lease.

This is serious. He's closed his Las Vegas store. He has lost his house. He has been living in the store. 

Denny is one of a kind...he's an irascible SOB. But he's probably helped every single one of us here in one way or another. I know several here have already contributed...and I promised I would share this message with the folks on this board.
 
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Just broke my new years resolution to buy Diminishing Returns from here, I've had my eye on it for a while so this seems like a good excuse.
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Denny hit his $5500 goal, and the goal has now been raised to $7700.
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Didn't know about the GoFundMe until now, but I did place an order this morning.
Denny is one of a kind.
Great magician and a class act all the way around.
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Just placed an order as well.  He was kind enough to have me lecture there in 2009.  Any idea how freakin' scary it is to give a talk with Howie Schwarzman sitting front row center with his arms crossed?...ugh...
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I've never met Denny but he is a legend - I am glad to help out.  My order is in!
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I placed an order yesterday after seeing Rick's message on another forum, and I sent the info out to my mailing list, as well. Didn't notice the GoFundMe campaign, but happy to see that he is close to hitting the second goal amount. Denny is one of a kind. Even if you're in the market for something as simple as a deck of cards, or some sponge balls, or even a few card wallets for your packet tricks... every dollar counts.
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Just placed an order as well.  He was kind enough to have me lecture there in 2009.  Any idea how freakin' scary it is to give a talk with Howie Schwarzman sitting front row center with his arms crossed?...ugh...

I can only imagine. Yikes.
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Well, my second time at 4F, I showed a card to one of the spectators who then claimed he hadn't seen the card.  I started over, and asked Howie to remember the card.  He did, and the effect went off without a hitch.  Afterwards, several people came up to me, amazed that I would have chosen Howie...he has this reputation, you know.  I told them that I consider Howie to be a dear friend, one who would not give me any trouble.  He didn't.  Yet another reason that I consider Howie Schwarzman one of the finest people I've ever met in the field of magic.
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Does anyone know if Denny was able to save his magic shop?
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Yes, it seems he's out of immediate danger for now.
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