Truly an end of an era...
In a press release, TLA president Ray Murray said, “I speak for the entire TLA Video staff when I say “Thank You” to our loyal customers. It was an amazing 24-year run for our South Street store, but changing viewing habits of our customers (internet, cable, satellite, rental-by-mail, etc.) require us to change with the times.” In the meantime, the TLA Video at 1520 Locust Street remains open.
:::Philebrity…media, culture, music and more::: Blog Archive R.I.P.: TLA Video South Street Store, 1985-2009
Like other long-timers, I remember when Ray, Claire (and co) opened the very fist TLA Video - located alongside the TLA on South Street; in the 2nd floor of the rowhouse. Years later, I was lucky enough to house the offices for my upstart weekly arts magazine in the same location - it's a shame to see TLA go; but quite understandable - especially in this age of Netflix and 2.0 communications.