Thursday, March 21, 2019

Queen Video on Bloor is About to Close Its Doors

Late last evening I heard the news that Queen Video, on Bloor Street here in Toronto, is closing its doors. It was a matter of time. I admit I've been in there perhaps a half dozen times at most, even if it is just a fairly short walk from where I live. (I patronized Suspect Video and Culture but my membership vapourized when the Markham Street store closed in January 2017.)

Rents on that strip of Bloor are insane. One shop owner admitted to me that he made the practical decision to close when his rent was increased to $14,000 a month. (Is that a typo?) That's a lot of soups just to hit the house nut.

"Sale starts Friday."

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