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Video Underground to Close Doors in Jamaica Plain

The shop, which opened 12 years ago, will hold a huge going-out-of-business sale.

The Video Underground in JP. Credit: File Photo
The Video Underground in JP. Credit: File Photo

The Video Underground, a video-rental shop specializing in independent and cult films, plans to close its doors, according to Boston.com. 

The shop opened 12 years ago and described its selection of DVDs and VHS tapes as an alternative to more traditional and mainstream rental stores like Blockbuster, according to the report. The shop did not specify when it will close for good, but said it will hold a going-out-of-business sale in the near future. 

The shop announced it will be closing on its Facebook Page on Monday evening with the following statement: 

"The Video Underground would like to thank all of its patrons over our nearly 12 years in Jamaica Plain for all of their support throughout the years. We will closing our doors for good in the near future and will be running a HUGE going out of business sale. Come on by and say hi and check out the savings on tons of rare, foreign, out of print, and music DVDs and videos! Thanks again for all the love."

The shop's owner, Josiah Simmons, bought the store from founder Evonne Wetzner in 2011 and is known for his amiable manner and curly locks, according to the Jamaica Plain News.

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