Content owner closes Civic Video store for final time

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Owner David Gianotti and long-time employee Tamarra Millen take a breath before Civic Video closed its doors for the final time on Friday.Picture: Stuart McGuckin
Camera IconOwner David Gianotti and long-time employee Tamarra Millen take a breath before Civic Video closed its doors for the final time on Friday.Picture: Stuart McGuckin

Video rental stores in Bunbury are now a thing of the past after Civic Video closed its doors for the final time on Friday after a week-long sale.

Owner David Gianotti said the final week had gone better than he could have anticipated.

“I was a little bit apprehensive at the start but it was incredibly well received by the people of Bunbury,” he said.

“I’ve got to say a massive thankyou to the people of Bunbury because they came in all week and it was flat-out the whole time.”

Queues wrapped around the corner onto Plaza Street on the first day of the sale. “I wasn’t aware of that until someone showed me the footage on Facebook because I’m not on Facebook myself,” he said.

As he stood in the store surrounded by empty shelves on Friday he said he was content with how things had ended after nearly 30 years.

“Now that it’s pretty much a shell of what it was I feel OK,” he said. “I didn’t think I would, but I actually do.

“One chapter of my life has drawn to a close and now it’s onto the next chapter — even though I’m not sure what that is.”

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