What’s believed to be Vermont’s only remaining video rental store is scheduled to close up shop by this summer. In its heyday, Nancy’s Video in Irasburg had more than 10,000 titles of movies to choose from. But after three decades, Nancy’s owners have made the difficult decision to roll the end credits on the business that has brought movie magic to the people of the Northeast Kingdom. With more ways to watch movies than ever, fewer videos being released on DVD, and the pandemic, Nancy’s Video needs to go. To stay open, they’ve had to diversify over the years, adding Green Mountain Sporting Goods, offering a selection of guns, fishing gear, and even an archery range. “Because we are still open, we are expanding new lines on our sporting goods, we are trying to bring the kids back to the outdoors. It’s the children who used to come into the store looking for movies that they’ll miss the most. It’s the family aspect of this business — watching the kids’ eyes light up because they found the right Disney movie. Nancy’s Video closes on June 6th.
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