Oatley Village Video/Car park – Oatley, NSW

Here’s another victim of the video shop exodus. This one didn’t even have a franchise attached while it was alive, making it even harder for it to stay afloat once the VHS ocean started to get rough. I bought an ex-rental copy of Surf Ninjas on VHS from here years ago, so I know I did my part. I can sleep at night. Can you?

It’s since been turned into a car park of all things. You couldn’t even use the building for anything else? The cafe next door is that popular that it needs the three or four extra car spaces afforded it by this tiny space? Oatley is full of wide, long, empty streets to park in, especially since Coles won’t be setting up there. Oh, wait.

Inside it looks like a supervillain meeting room, where the Oatley Star Chamber plots world domination…or at least the downfall of Coles, their mortal enemy. It’s so barebones that you can see the rollerdoor that would have been used for new shipments of pure VHS goodness back in that time.

Here’s the after hours return chute the tardy denizens of Oatley would have used to return videos after the shop had closed for the day. Or, in some cases, never used at all:

That was three years ago. If you do that for long enough, of course you’re going to go out of business. This must have occurred to the kindly owner at some point, because a year before closing down he changed his tactics:

Take note, Darrell Lea.

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One response

  1. i like it how the comment by the google user is dated a year ago , being 2014 now and considering OVV closed in 2011 i would think that phil guy was correct when telling the commenter to cease bull shi@#$ng , but it is indicative of the real reason why nick closed up , it was actually due to some elements of the area spreading rumors about nick some having vested interests like a cafe ( who shall remain nameless ,,, see if you can guess !) who wanted the parking , and im willing to bet another element is the individual who left the prior comment why bother kicking the corps ?

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