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The owners of Island Video have decided to shut down after trying for a year to sell the small business. Island Video will close at the end of this month.

Rebecca and Brian Hobbs bought the business in early 2006 with the intent to keep it from closing. Rebecca Hobbs told the Anacortes American that the store has been breaking even for the two years they’ve owned it.

She said they had several nibbles, but no one was able to finance it.

Blockbuster, with a store on Commercial Ave., and Netflix have made owning independent video stores increasingly difficult.

Island Video will sell off it’s inventory this month.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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