I knew it was only a matter of time before the video shop in Surry Hills closed down. I didn’t know it was coming, though, until I took a walk down the street this morning.
I think it’s amazing they’ve lasted this long. On a personal level, I haven’t been to my local video shop in over a decade. Initially there was the issue of an unpaid overdue late fine of about $30, but as DVDs became more affordable, and as technology changed, I felt less inclined to pay them a visit. Over the last few years, as I’ve walked past the shop I’ve always seen a few people in there, but obviously not enough to justify the cost of rent on Crown Street.
I’m wondering what will replace them on Crown Street? I can only presume it will eventually be some kind of restaurant space. Though I do wonder if the space, like many on my part of Crown Street will sit vacant for an extended period.