Well, it might not definately be one of the worlds largest, but of course that's what everyone one who goes there claims. I cant think of the size of the place at the moment, but definately a few thousand square feet. Of course, that has a range from small to huge. Anyway, I am sure someone here has heard of Homer Helters WWII Military Relics and can fill them in. He does alot of mail orders. Of course, he doesnt have a website so many people dont here about him.
And yes, it is within scrambling distance, well, kind of. The right down the srett thing is correct, but the street is very long. Remember, I didnt say "right down the block." Since I am in advanced class, in my elementary school I was sent to a school across town and his store was on my route home. I would stop there every Friday (for exactly two hours). Then, after reenacting meetings and such, my dad would bring me there for a few hours. Of course, now that I am in middle school (which is right nearby my house, and far away from him) which has disrupted my schedule and means I only ever really get there on saturdays. Of course when I do get there, I am in there for hours. And I am often calling Mr. Helter to put things on hold, tell him that he needs to hold that another week or to because I wont be getting in, etc. Until he hired a new employee (Cody, who is a really great guy, does charity work and stuff, and a really hard worket) and fired ALL of his old employees (that should drive home the 'hard worker' point) I was the only person who knew most of his inventory.
So, can anyone corroborate the Homer Helter's stuff? I have posted long list's of items he has had going through there, or keeps in his 'famous stuff' case or found for our local Holocaust Museum and donated, but you can find it on another forum.