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Gables’ Lion Video could close

July 21, 2011 10:10AM

Independent film store Lion Video is in danger of closing if it can’t
raise $7,000 it needs to cover unpaid rent and order new film releases.
The store, which is located on Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables,
said it has been hurt by construction of a median on Ponce de Leon and
sidewalk renovations in front of the store. “Basically, we’re a month
and a half behind on our rent and about 30 titles behind because we
can’t afford to order the films our customers are demanding,” said owner
Damian Hertado. “These are rough times and we need a little push to stay
open.” The store, which opened in 1992, found success in obtaining
exclusive films before they reached U.S. shores. [Sun
Sentinel]