wow, this snuck up on me -- kim's at pavonia newport is shuttering its "west bank" (jimiaylerTM
) operation as i type this sunday evening. prices for dvds and books are at low, lost-our-lease prices. at least i got a free pass on a late fee...
vaya con dios, kim's jc -- now i'll HAVE to get a netflix account! this was normally my excuse to never bother -- why put sctv or fassbinder (or rivette or tarkovsky or varda or romero or &c. &c. &c....) in your queue when you can snap them up right now at kim's, maybe a cheap copy of man and his symbols
and/or some blank dvd-rs while you're there.
the writing was on the wall when they got rid of the documentary and music selections. actually, i guess the downward slide started when they no longer offered microwavable chicken teriakis to go -- now, those were freakin' GOOD!
mindful of an earlier thread on local bookstores (as spotty albeit eclectic as the selection was, kim's was pretty much the only good one in jc and without much competition, you ask me), if jersey city wants to retain some sort of even notional hipster credibility in the face of a 1-to-1 condo-to-human ratio, being able to support a real art film rental place like kim's seems essential. so much for the notional...
so long, kim's -- you all come back now, you hear?