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Island Video is closing

Island Video, 7216 Greenwood Avenue N., a long-time fixture in the neighborhood, is closing due to changing consumer habits.

“It’s because of Netflix, obviously,” lamented Chris, the store manager. “It’s a national disease.”

The store is expected to close in mid-December, Chris said. There is one other Island Video store in Madison Park.

We found out about this from Diane Butler, who posted a note on our Facebook page that read:

How can it be that our super cool Phinney Ridge neighborhood video store, Island Video, is closing?! I love movies, but I am not Netflix kind of gal. I like going into the shop, browsing the titles, and getting great advise from Chris about what to watch. He is a wealth of cinematographic history & knowledge. Let’s get our community organized to Save our Video Store!