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Old 11-07-18, 06:09 PM
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Family Video closings (NOT Family Video closing!)

I stopped at the grocery store on the way home and discovered I haven't been paying attention. Our local Family Video closed on October 28th. Nothing on their marquee/street sign ... just a note taped on the door thanking the community for the last 15 years.

The cashier at the grocery store informed me that several other ones in nearby towns have closed too.

Springfield is the birthplace/headquarters of Family Video ... just wondering if this is happening elsewhere.
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Old 11-08-18, 07:14 AM
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Re: Family Video closings (NOT Family Video closing!)

We stopped at Family Video last Friday and rented Mario Party for the Switch. This is in Peoria, IL. So as of then ours was still open. I'll drive by today and double check.
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Old 11-08-18, 10:10 PM
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Re: Family Video closings (NOT Family Video closing!)

Most of the ones that I know have closed have been in the smaller towns surrounding Springfield, though they did close one in Springfield earlier this year.

Trying to remember where all the ones are in Peoria ... I can only think of the big one in Peoria Heights. The one on the south end (near my wife's family) closed years ago, I thought.
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Old 11-11-18, 05:41 AM
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The one where I live in Lebanon, TN is still open and always busy.
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Old 11-16-18, 05:36 PM
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The one in Creve Coeur (on the other side of the river from Peoria) is the one closest to my home. It is still open. We plan on going there later on tonight in fact.
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Old 11-16-18, 11:32 PM
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Re: Family Video closings (NOT Family Video closing!)

Mmmm ... Creve Couer = Taco Johns ... (I grew up out in the sticks west of Peoria)

Something I noticed about the ones that have closed around here ... I believe they were all rented locations. A big part of Family Video's business model is real estate and owning their locations.
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Re: Family Video closings (NOT Family Video closing!)

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Mmmm ... Creve Couer = Taco Johns ... (I grew up out in the sticks west of Peoria)

Something I noticed about the ones that have closed around here ... I believe they were all rented locations. A big part of Family Video's business model is real estate and owning their locations.
Taco Johns! lol. yep!

I know the day is coming that Family Video is going to close. Even though I don't frequent video stores like I did when I was a kid, I will be extremely sad. My favorite place in the world when I was a kid was the video rental store. Namely Stars and Stripes video.
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Old 08-17-19, 04:07 PM
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My local Family Video is closing. They sold the property to Dollar General. Tennessee is already over saturated with Dollar General stores so why not add another one.... I'm pretty upset about it. I went there today and bought spent $30 on some of their more obscure titles that are hard to find. I'll really miss wandering the aisles on my days off and looking for hidden gems that I have never seen before. There's still one local Tennessee chain video store where I live Captain Video and Tanning. I'll be going there from now on even though I'm not particularly fond of it... There is another Family Video about 40 minutes away in Murfreesboro that I may go visit occasionally.
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