That is a real shame! So many businesses are closing their doors due to the economy and it always seems to be the ones we really like and frequent. There aren't that many LFS's in my area and the only one I buy my fish from, which is a small family owned business is closing soon for the same reason.
Nice pickup on the free tank jeaninel, perhaps you could sell that 20g. on craigslist or somewhere and make some money on the deal. It's always handy to have a spare tank, but they usually don't stay empty for long.