Hollywood Video closes

Building’s landlord said he received no prior notification.
September 24, 2009

The Dinkytown Hollywood Video rented out its final flick on Saturday night.
On Monday morning, a semi-trailer pulled up to empty out the store.
Irv Hershkovitz, co-owner of Dinkytown Properties, the company that owns the building, said he received no notification before the closing. While he said he hasn’t spoken to a Hollywood Video representative yet, he expects it was the result of declining sales.
The video store’s Dinkytown location had been open almost 11 years and had six years left on its lease, Hershkovitz said.
About a year ago, Hollywood Entertainment Corporation filed bankruptcy and closed 800 stores across the United States, Hershkovitz said.
“But they chose to keep this one open because it was doing well,” he said.
Hershkovitz said he doesn’t foresee any difficulty in finding a new tenant for the building. He said the most common suggestion he’s hearing is Buffalo Wild Wings.

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