Craig Takeuchi for the Georgia Straight put it best when he said: “Believe it or not, there is life after Netflix.”
Kitsilano.ca and other local media reported on the 29-year-old store’s closing this May. But as it turns out, Videomatica co-owner Graham X Peat found a way to survive. Although the rental end of the business is over, Peat will be moving Videomatica sales across the street to fellow indie store Zulu Records (1976 West 4th Avenue).
According to the Straight:
Peat thinks Zulu, which used to be located only a few doors down from the current Videomatica location (1855 West 4th Avenue), will be an “ideal partner” because of the similarities between the two businesses. Both will remain separate entities.
Zulu founder Grant McDonagh said by phone that Videomatica Sales will be located in the “backside of where vinyl currently is”. He assured that its presence won’t replace music stock—they’ll be condensing other areas to make room for the DVD sales.
Last modified: October 25, 2011