Cameras Begin Rolling As Downtown's Metropolis Books Begins Closing
The end is near for downtown's Metropolis Book Store, a pioneer on Main Street when it opened in 2006, that will finish its last chapter at the end of this month.
Don't blame Kindle and Amazon for this bookstore shuttering — owner Julie Swayze said she's closing the store to focus on caring for a sick family member.
But her customers and locals are already grieving the loss of a hang-out in a neighborhood that's radically changed since she moved in five years ago.
When NBC LA showed up with its camera crews, it caught a tearful customer and a mournful business neighbor, who sounded like she was already grieving
There will be more where that came from. Swayze has switched on her camera to document the final month at Metropolis:
Also, because we would love to keep memories of this event, we are shooting a documentary of our final days. Drop by and become part of the story. You never know; it just might turn up at a film festival near you! Working title - 30 days to the End, the Closing of Metropolis.