FOR SALE: Just days left to save beloved Warwick business
FOR the second time in about six months Warwick's Network Video store is up for sale.
Owner Kayla Clark purchased the store from her parents as a passion project and though she loves the business, a planned move to Brisbane has forced her to put it back on the market.
"We have quite a few regulars who come in all the time, they live for movies, so it is a viable business,” Ms Clark said.
"I'm at the point I'm willing to accept offers.
"If I don't sell it as a business and I was to sell it as a closing down sale I could get about $40-50,000 for the stock and equipment, but if someone wanted to buy it to keep it open I could go lower.”
When Ms Clark's parents sold the business back in May she was keen for it to remain open.
The 19-year-old took the money she had saved to buy a car and spent it on the Palmerin St store.
"For me it's very much a family thing, I used to go there after school and all the regulars are an important thing for me,” Ms Clark said.
While the growth in subscription TV forced a lot of DVD retail stores out of business, Ms Clark said they were experiencing a revival of sorts.
This is driven in part by Network Video's passion for the nostalgia of browsing the isles for a undiscovered title.
"I know they are still opening new Network Video stores, they are an amazing group, but there are not many of us left,” Ms Clark said.
Along with renting titles the store collects a significant portion of its revenue from selling movie merchandise.
"This industry is the kind where you need a backup plan and the movie memorabilia definitely helps out, it's taking over, but the movies do get rented out quite a lot,” Ms Clark said.
Ms Clark wants to move to Brisbane as soon as possible, so if she doesn't have a firm sale lead by this Wednesday she will start closing the business down.
To enquire about the sale phone 0402 629 109.