There isn't anything even remotely close to a home brew shop in my town. I was thinking it would be a great idea since I do know a lot of people around here that love to try new things and even consider this a craft.
I would have the same worried. They laws around here are kind of dumb and half the time the officials themselves do not follow them, only use them when it serves them. Still, it would be nice if someone did open up a shop like that here.