Warrnambool's Network Video store in Henna Street to close at the end of the month

It's a Wrap:Network Video in Henna Street is the last remaining video store in Warrnambool. It will close on September 30 and all stock will be sold on October 1. Picture:Rob Gunstone

It's a Wrap:Network Video in Henna Street is the last remaining video store in Warrnambool. It will close on September 30 and all stock will be sold on October 1. Picture:Rob Gunstone

The increased popularity of downloading and streaming movies has led to the closure of Warrnambool’s Network Video.

The town’s only remaining video store in Henna Street will close its doors on September 30. 

Owners Andrew and Jacqui Clarke are sad to farewell the business they have owned for seven years. 

“The last six months have quietened down quite a bit so we had to make a decision,” Mr Clarke said.  

“It’s really unfortunate for Warrnambool because there’s still a lot of people that don’t download, that don’t have Netflix and all that.”

Mr Clarke said when the normally busy winter months were quiet, they realised it was time to close. “Our customers have spoken and changed their habits. It’s just technology.”

The couple thanked their customers, many who had became friends and their employees who had been “magic” over the years. “Our members have been really loyal but times change and technology is here.”

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