Gaming stores are the last bastion of the 3rd space as far as I’m concerned. The best ones in Chicago have two halves: the retail store and the gaming space. If you like playing games with other people in person there is a dedicated space that will sell you game and accessories, and provide a space to play it with your friends (or strangers who may become new friends).
It’s a good business model as well. Why would I want to buy games online when I have trusted staff at the store that will make better recommendations, let me demo popular games in person, and give me a social space to play the games I buy.
(My local gaming store, Dice Dojo, excels at this. It’s such a welcoming and fun place to take my kids and let them nerd out.)