It’s curtains for Video Ezy after two decades
AFTER more than 20 years in business Video Ezy Bundaberg will shut its doors at the end of the month.
The store opened in November 1994.
Co-owner Susanne Griffin, who has owned the Bourbong St business since 2001, said she had wanted to downsize the store but was unable to come to an arrangement with the landlord.
"They (the landlord) have been more than reasonable," Ms Griffin said.
"We wanted to stay at the front of the shop so we didn't have the expense of moving everything," she said.
"They have got a tenant to move in."
Mrs Griffin said there were other factors contributing to its closure.
"The financial crisis, free-to-air TV, illegal downloading and the Bundaberg floods affected us all in town," she said.
Mrs Griffin said she was sad to say goodbye to the store that had been a part of her life for more than a
"It's sad for the staff and the community and all the loyal customers that we have had over the years," she said.
"We have had a lot of support and we thank them for their business.
"We won't see some of the regular faces anymore."
The NewsMail's Facebook readers were quick to respond to the news, with many having fond memories working at the store or visiting regularly for rentals.
"I have so many good
memories working here. I was fortunate enough to work alongside, and meet, so many awesome people,"
Michael Irwin said.
"My daughter works at Video Ezy. It has been the best 'first' job for her. Nearly three years later it's been like her second family," Helen N Rick Grindrod said.
"It's sad that they're closing down. Not everyone wants pay TV, Netflix etc," Renee Ginn said.
Mrs Griffin said the store was holding a closing down sale.
"The closing down sale will be on until the end of April," she said.
"We have done quite well and got rid of a fair bit of stock so far and it's only been about two weeks."
The NewsMail understands a coffee shop will open at the location.