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Video Americain's long Charles Village goodbye ends this weekend

Video Americain's long Charles Village goodbye ends this weekend

In the course of a going-out-of-business sale that has been dragging on at the Charles Village Video Americain for months, owner Barry Solan estimates he’s sold about two-thirds of his roughly 30,000-title inventory.

Each sale, he and his wife, Annie, admit, is like saying good-bye to one of their children.

“But so many fabulous people have come in,” says Solan, determined to look on the bright side. “I really mean it when I say, ‘At least they’re going to a good home.’”

Video Americain’s 19-year ride in Charles Village, operating out of a cramped basement at 3100 St. Paul St., is about to reach its end. The Solans...

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