Wild and Woolly Video set to close its doors exactly 18 years after opening day
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been a Bardstown Road mainstay for nearly two decades, but Wild and Woolly Video is calling it quits Monday night.
At one point, there were 30,000 movies inside Wild and Woolly -- now there are very few. The store has been selling off all its merchandise since the closure was announced in January.
Owner Todd Brashear says they've been able to out-last even the big video rental chains because they carry movies you can't find elsewhere. But over the last several years, Brashear says downloading and live streaming has resulted in a drop in revenue.
"The internet has changed a lot of businesses. This is definitely one of them. We lasted longer than a lot of them just because of our niche. And then being around before all the streaming services started," said Brashear.
He picked Monday -- the day the store opened 18 years ago -- as the final day of business.
Movies will be sold at discounted prices through closing time at 8 p.m. Monday night.
The closing of the store will be followed by a party at 9 p.m. at Headliner's Music Hall.
Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved.