Tuesday, October 15, 2019

One of Toronto's favourite movie rental stores shuts down after 30 years

A Bloor West Village staple had its last day in business today, sadly. 

2 For 1 Movies, which has been in operation 2444 Bloor Street West for thirty years, made the difficult decision to close as the threat of a new development on the property loomed and the movie rental business continued to flounder.

"We were hoping to stay a bit longer but there will be a development within a year or so, so we would have had to move out eventually. We just chose to go a bit sooner," Lou, the owner of 2 for 1, says. 

"A lot of people are upset to see us leave, but unfortunately that’s the way things go."

Though the store will be sorely missed by the community, it may not be the last we see of its long-time owner. 

"I'm hoping to get into some other sort of business," Lou says. "I'm open to suggestions."


by Becky Robertson via blogTO

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