I made a trip to said store this week, and here I am to report back to you, my loyal readers (btw, if you're a loyal reader who doesn't live in the Chicagoland area, go read ++From the Warp++ or something).
Here's the facts: Gamer's Asylum, 611 Dempster, Evanston. www.gmasylum.com
It's a nice size store. They have two good sized gaming tables. They just opened, so they're not stocked to the gills like some games stores. Still, they had plenty of what I was looking for. Specifically, a handful of paints and a box of Bloodletters.
The store is run by a very friendly father and son team. The father had his ork army on display and I was very impressed by the presence of some Rogue Trader-era miniatures.
I like this store a lot. I'd be nicer if it was closer, but hey, it's got everything else you could hope for in an independent game store: friendly knowledgeable staff, diverse products, gaming tables.
I was thinking of giving them some unsolicited, vaguely anonymous, internet-based advice about what they should do with their store. I think I just keep an eye on how this develops and report back to youz guys when necessary.