Video store to close its doors

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha will see the end of an era this month when the town’s only re­main­ing video store closes its doors as new tech­nol­ogy catches up to the re­gion.

Video Ezy is Kar­ratha’s old­est rental video store, hav­ing run for more than 20 years, but will shut shop on Mother’s Day af­ter a clear­ance sale of all re­main­ing stock.

The rental side of the busi­ness closed last week with its last re­tail day on May 1.

Video Ezy Kar­ratha man­ager Kate Pratt said dur­ing the min­ing boom there were lines of cus­tomers stretch­ing to the back of the store, but the re­cent move to­wards watch­ing movies and TV shows on­line had taken its toll on busi­ness.

She said store staff and many of their cus­tomers were sad to see the store close but it marked the be­gin­ning of a new chap­ter.

In a public state­ment, store staff thanked cus­tomers for their pa­tron­age and sup­port over their time in op­er­a­tion.

The Video Ezy sale is on from 10am to 6pm ev­ery day un­til May 14.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Video Ezy Kar­ratha man­ager Kate Pratt, sec­ond from right, and cus­tomer ser­vice staff Hannah Fletcher, Amanda An­der­son and Lara Smith.

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