Business News

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

3,788 Confirmed Skagit Cases
327 Cases in ZIP 98221

231 Hospitalizations
47 Deaths
875 Fully Vaccinated
8,400 Doses Given

Statewide

291,701 Confirmed Cases Statewide
17,449 Hospitalizations

4,211 Deaths Statewide

Updated 7:00 pm January 27, 2021.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

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

Community Events