| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:20 AM
This one is an oldie but a goodie.
In the past, we've featured FeedFlixs as a Consumer Website of the Week, but we're reprising it now for everyone infuriated over the new Netflix pricing scheme for streaming and at-home DVDs that the company recently...
| Mar 8, 2012
Demolition of a number of buildings in the 600 block of Washington Boulevard draws ever closer to make way for the new Walgreens in Old Town.
The blue bank building finally stands empty as the last few tenants recently vacated. Irene's Restaurant has...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:33 PM
"Video killed the radio star," The Buggles sang in 1979, at the birth of MTV.
Three decades later, it appears that digital has killed a video star. The Video Americain store in Charles Village closed its doors March 12 after nearly 20 years in business....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 9:02 AM
Netflix's stock recently went into a tailspin as the company announced the loss of nearly a million customers in the last few months. Netflix exemplifies a success story going bad because of both external factors related to "creative destruction" stemming...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:06 AM
North County couch potatoes who say they don't have time to exercise just lost that excuse. A new gym in Jacksonville is open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.
Anytime Fitness opened at the end of June in the 5,400-square-foot space vacated by Blockbuster...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:24 PM
One drawback to an improving economy is the shrinking number of empty storefronts for such pop-up stores as those selling Halloween merchandise.
Spirit Halloween, which used to operate a dozen or so stores in the weeks leading up to the holiday, has...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Let's see … a 2011 magazine article about the 20 best vacuums … a handwritten note to myself headed, "Where did I put it?"… the lab results from a 2005 cholesterol test …
A new season; a clean desk.
Or so goes the dream...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Since you can find just about anything on the Internet, it only makes sense that earlier this week, "Jurassic Park" star Jeff Goldblum tracked down some fan-written lyrics for the blockbuster's iconic instrumental theme song, and proceeded to teach the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
We want to extend our thanks to Carol Cormaci for her tremendous article about La Cañada Video (“Video store's sad ending is full of twists,” Piece of Mind, Sept. 4). Our family has had the great pleasure of not only renting all our movies for...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:49 PM
By Edward McAllister
NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Before launching a closing
sale at her movie rental store in Brooklyn last week, Kathy
Smelyansky looked around at the thousands of DVDs and wondered
if she would ever sell them.
Business was not what...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Six seconds to famous. That's life on the Vine, a 2-year-old video site from Twitter that's launching a new generation of superstars.
With snippet-short clips of self-styled comedy, plucky pranks and all-around goofiness, South Florida...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Before the Lehigh Valley Mall gathered dozens of retailers into one convenient shopping locale, before Walmart opened its first discount department store and before Craigslist became the online equivalent of a yard sale, there was Quakertown Farmers...