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SciFi City has a good selection, though their games are massively overpriced. Pretty much what you can expect from brick and mortar stores though. They do have tables and lots of good terrain for miniature gaming, as well as many regulars.
There is Hobby Town USA on the other side of town in Turkey Creek. Not as many games, but I did find Dominion there when every other store was sold out! There is a pretty nice little nook in the back with tables, chairs, and terrain. I don't think as many people play there, though. Perfect if you and some friends want a nice, quiet place to play.
Between the two in West Town Mall, there is Nord's Games, right across from the movie theater entrance near the food court. Better selection than Hobby Town for sure, but no tables. It's a tiny store that's absolutely packed to the brim with games, books, and minis.
So it really depends on where you live, though if you're just looking to buy games, you're better off getting them online. For example, I was tempted to get Cosmic Encounter at SciFi until I saw the price of $60! Cool Stuff Inc, which is a brick and mortar/online store based in Orlando, FL, has it for $40.
http://www.coolstuffinc.com/main_boardGame.php -free shipping orders $100+
http://www.miniaturemarket.com/board_games -free shipping orders $75+
Had one more to add to this list... me!
I'll be opening up a store in downtown Knoxville at the corner of Cumberland and Gay starting Oct. 1, but I can be caught in there quite often in the runup to the open this month. (You can check when I'm there on Twitter at @organizedplay.) Hopefully this week I'll get the tables in; we've got space for 4-5 tables in the lower area.
As far as the pricing goes, well, I do what I can for a store that's just opening up. I will say that there's nothing in the store that's marked up above MSRP, which I think is ludicrous for any B&M store these days.
Selection is improving daily; if you happen to be on this thread, pop onto my Web site (http://www.organizedplay.org) and let me know what you'd like to see come in! I've got the staples - Dominion, Agricola, Carcassone, Puerto Rico, Catan (and children,) a load of Looney Labs, Munchkin, Descent, Arkham Horror - but I'd love to fill out with games that are a little tougher to find.