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Just in time for the new school year, the Morningside Heights outpost of culty video chain Kim's is closing its doors. A going-out-of-business sale commenced last week; it's already been mauled by local film snobs, but you can still find books at a 40% discount and CDs and DVDs marked down 30%. The last day customers can rent films is August 31, and by September 15 the store will be gone. This isn't the first Kim's to be felled by the rise of DVR and Netflix: The one on Avenue A, widely known as the Kim's with the snottiest staff, closed in 2004. Since the website appears non-functional, one might naturally fear for the health of the flagship St. Mark's store, but employees there promise it's not going to be turned into a three-story Pinkberry anytime soon.
·Mondo Kim's [Official Site]