TV Eye Video Emporium, a downtown video rental shop for the last five years or so, is closing later this year. Owner Marc McCloud said that in about a month, the store will close for about a week. When it reopens, the store’s inventory of 20,000 videos will be up for sale. McCloud says he’ll be out by the end of the year.
McCloud, who owns TV Eye with a business partner, also owns and operates Orbit DVD on Haywood Road. McCloud said that store is doing gangbusters. In fact, this year has been one of his best ever, he said. The downtown location, however, hasn’t been faring so well. That’s due in part to technological changes, but also big changes in the fabric of downtown itself, McCloud said.
“I think anything unique – really unique – is in danger of not being in downtown anymore,” McCloud said.
Much more on downtown development and the changes happening there. Meantime, support Marc in West Asheville and grab some videos when he puts ‘em on sale at TV Eye.
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