Video Underground is Closing

Video Underground, one of the last independent video stores in Boston, is closing.

Chris Helms

Video Underground, one of the last independent video stores in Boston, is closing.

UPDATE, Friday, March 14: Good news! Video Underground isn’t closing after all.

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One of Jamaica Plain’s best-known businesses is closing.

Video Underground announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing soon:

The Video Underground would like to thank all of its patrons over our nearly 12 years in Jamaica Plain for all of their support throughout the years. We will closing our doors for good in the near future and will be running a HUGE going out of business sale. Come on by and say hi and check out the savings on tons of rare, foreign, out of print, and music DVDs and videos! Thanks again for all the love. -VU

The 385 Centre St. video store was renowned for their well-curated collection.

Owner Josiah Simmons, who bought the store from founder Evonne Wetzner in 2011, is known locally for his amiable manner and curly locks. The JP News spoke briefly with him by phone Tuesday afternoon, but he had nothing immediately to add to the Facebook message.