Sunday, April 10, 2011

Death Of A Video Store

Death Of A Video Store

This week saw the death of our local video store. The closure may have been inevitable, but the removal of yet another local business in our neighbourhood saddens me. We have also lost our local rice shop and Family Mart is now in my line of sight when I leave the house.

As Itaewon goes through another burst of redevelopment, I'm sure there will be many benefits, but I mourn the loss of local businesses and as more franchises and chains establish themselves around us, the feeling of community in this area diminishes little by little.

Here's hoping the little shop on our corner makes it through this year...


Kowiana said...

We still have a local video and comic book store going hard in our neighbourhood. Seems to do okay(extremely suburban area with lots of kids) but I worry one day I'll go along and it will be close.

Paul Ajosshi said...

Sadly, there's a good chance that'll happen sometime in the near future... Enjoy them while they last!