Get Tricked in Downtown Venice

After 23 years as host of the longest running magic show in Washington DC, Glenn Gary has  moved south.. way south. In fact, he has opened a new interactive magic theatre and retail store in Venice Florida. Shelby Webb writes for the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota:

His new business is an unusual attraction, even in a downtown district known for its distinct offerings, including three shops specializing in olive oil.

“Gary’s business is part retail, part theater. Magic paraphernalia for sale line the walls and shelves, including magic kits, juggling equipment, books and DVDs and even a miniature guillotine.

“We try to cover the spectrum of the variety arts,” he said. “That includes magic, hypnosis, ventriloquism, comedy, mentalism and more.”

At the back of the store, behind 8-foot velvet curtains, Gary brings magic to life with nightly performances Tuesdays through Saturdays.”..