Friday, November 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Internet killed the video store

TLA Video, a mecca for lovers of art-house movies for more than 20 years, has announced it is closing its flagship store at 517 S. 4th Street.

Internet killed the video store

Staff writer Sam Wood reports:

TLA Video, a mecca for lovers of art-house movies for more than 20 years, has announced it is closing its flagship store at 517 S. 4th Street.

In a statement released yesterday, TLA officials said the independent brick and morter store model had become “antiquated” with the rise of online rental companies and video-on-demand.

“It was an amazing 24-year run for our South Street store,” said TLA president Ray Murray, “but changing viewing habits of our customers (internet, cable, satellite, rental-by-mail, etc.) require us to change with the times.”

A TLA video outpost will remain at 1520 Locust St., Murray said.

The 4th Street location will reopen Friday to sell off its inventory and remain open for business through Thanksgiving.

Read more breaking news in our From The Source blog.

About this blog

A blog updated by the Inquirer online desk.

REPORT BREAKING NEWS: Call 215-854-2443

Email online@phillynews.com

Back to philly.com

Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected