Published Oct 29, 2015If you were looking to grab a pair of moccasins at the same Seattle "Thrift Shop" Macklemore gets his gear from, you better walk in fast. It's been revealed that the Value Village used in the video for the ubiquitous, second hand-saluting rap track is about to shut its doors.
The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog [via the Seattle Times] reports that the Value Village thrift shop located in the city's Capitol Hill neighbourhood will be closed by November 1. The brick building, which had been open as Value Village since 1996, was used heavily in the "Thrift Shop" video, which found Macklemore leapfrogging through the store in search of a "dookie brown leather jacket," a broken keyboard and more.
According to a spokesperson from the store, the rising cost of rent in the area has forced the chain out of the area.
"Though unfortunate, certain business conditions have made it necessary to close our Value Village thrift store in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood after a number of years of leasing the space on a month-to-month basis," the spokesperson said.
The building will be available next month to a short-term tenant but will eventually be remodelled as "a preservation incentive-boosted 75-foot high office and mixed-use development."
This means, sadly, that hipsters looking to rock fox skins, "flannel zebra jammies" and all sorts of grandpa fashions on the cheap are going to have to look elsewhere.
This, no doubt, has got Pacific Northwest rapper Macklemore all choked up. Here's what he had to say about the goodwill hot spot's downfall.
Ah hell no!!! .... https://t.co/yAqfpJgiAP— Macklemore (@macklemore) October 28, 2015
Luckily, if you've got $20 burning a hole in your pocket, you can find your nearest Value Village location here.