When Hollywood Video’s Broadway location suddenly closed down in the middle of a November night, we didn’t realize it would be the start of a busy news stream related to Capitol Hill’s video store industry. Third Man Video moved up to the Hill from Pioneer Square to start 2010. Now we get word that one of the two independent video stores operating on 15th Ave E is calling it quits.
We found this “Going out of Business” sign on the door of Video Connection this morning along with a flyer announcing their liquidation sale through the end of the month. The store currently inhabits a below-street-level space next to Remedy Teas at the corner of 15th Ave E and Harrison. We’ll follow up with Video Connection to find out what happened and why they decided to close shop now. We received a few tips about the situation and have been told by more than one person that this isn’t simply another economic slowdown story so watch for an update later today. If you ever have news or information we should know about, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the newsline at (206) 659-1919.