CDN reader Katie asks:
There’s lots going on at the old SafeCo/hollywood video space at 23rd and Jackson. Any idea whats going in?
Well, it seems the the old Hollywood Video space is going in a direction far less vulnerable to Netflix. Work is underway to transform it into an AutoZone.
The Hollywood Video closed a year ago due to corporate bankruptcy. Since the closure, Island Video in Madison Valley, which had been operating for 30 years, also closed. After the closures, folks in the CD must make the long and difficult trek to Capitol Hill (On 15th Video is the closest non-Blockbuster) or the International District for their video rentals. Or you can try my favorite: The library!