HERMISTON — Crazy Mike’s Video in Hermiston is closing.
Owner Sam Jackson made the announcement on Facebook this week that the video store will rent out its last video on Sunday, before putting all of the store’s merchandise up for sale on Monday.
Sales will start out at $5 per DVD or five for $20, with barely used premiers and Blu-rays priced at $19.99 and television shows at varying prices. Jackson said the sale will provide people with the opportunity to buy “quite a few treasures that are out of print.”
She wrote on Facebook that the announcement was made with sadness, but “The combination of technology and the wage increase has made it impossible for us to sustain.”
Jackson had previously stated in interviews with the East Oregonian in 2013 and 2016 that if minimum wage continued to climb in Oregon she would likely have to “kiss the business goodbye.”
Crazy Mike’s Video is located at 115 E. Highland Ave. in Hermiston, with hours from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.