I have a LSS within walking distance of me. I, also, try and support this store. Actually, the owner is a neighbor so even more so. She claims, and I think she is correct, that she is the only LSS within my city! Sad, I know. She is struggling but she has been in business 8 yrs. and plans on staying in business by carefully watching her inventory.
I belong to a church craft group. I try to mention her store if someone asks where I got something I have used on a swap card. (Of course, it has to be from her store.) In fact, our group met at her store one month last year and will be there again next month. Her only request is that we pay $6/person for use of the space or buy $6/person in merchandise.
Last year, my friend and I planned a 'shop hop'. From a long list a member gave me, I called the phone numbers listed and only got through to 6/7 stores. One owner said she wasn't open because of water damage. Of the stores we did visit, 2 are no longer in business.