Sunday, July 30, 2017

New doors open as another closes

The Video City outlet in High St will close this week.
VIDEO City has announced the closure of its New Norfolk branch at the end of this week. The shop at 44 High St is having a closing-down sale to clear surplus movies, games and boxed sets of DVDs after 20 years in business in the town.

Another victim of the switch to online services, Video City used Facebook to announce the move that will leave the once-statewide chain with just three stores: New Town, Kingston and Launceston.

Originally situated at 49 High St, the New Norfolk branch of Video City opened in September 1997. It suffered an $18,000 burglary a year later, and an armed robbery in 2001.

In October 2004 the video library relocated to 44 High St, initially occupying one of two new shops created within the former Coles-Fossey variety store. The business eventually expanded into the adjoining shop. The shopfront also hosts an ATM which replaced the one removed from the former ANZ branch at 24 High St.

Meanwhile, a lolly shop has opened in the former New Norfolk Gun Shop premises at 43 High St in the last few days. Trading as the Tasmanian Wholesale Confectionery Retail Store, there is a range of old and new favourites including pick-and-mix treats. See their Facebook page for more information.

The gun shop has moved into the former Mitre 10 store next door at 41 High St and is now trading as Williams Outdoors. This business opened early last month with an expanded range of fishing and hunting supplies. You can also have your watch battery replaced there.

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