Family Video closing Fort Wayne store, all remaining locations nationwide

All Family Video stores have begun their liquidation sales - selling movies, video games, CBD products, store fixtures and more at closeout prices. Each location will officially close once all of their inventory is sold.

Posted: Jan 5, 2021 3:13 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2021 9:52 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Family Video announced Tuesday it is closing all its remaining locations across the county, including here in Fort Wayne at 902 Goshen Ave.

District manager Scott Jaynes says Family Video has been fighting streaming services for years, but the impact COVID-19 pandemic is having forced them to make the decision to close.

Family Video Fort Wayne location

At the Goshen Rd. location, employee Madison Berlin told FOX 55 you could definitely tell that business had dropped during the pandemic, with the number of customers in the store decreasing.

For Berlin, it's a sad ending. She says she loved going to Family Video, so much so, she wanted to work there when she got older.

"Whenever I was around five years old, I started going to family video with my dad every weekend and that’s why I wanted to work at family video. So, as soon as I turned eighteen, I applied and I got a job," Berlin explained.

This will affect more than 250 Family Video locations. Meaning people all over the country, like David Page who has been a customer at the store for over a decade, they'll have tine find another option.

When Page heard the news, "They didn’t even say anything. I come in every week and it was really shocking for me.”

All stores have begun their liquidation sales which include selling movies, video games, CBD products, store fixtures and more at closeout prices.

Each location will officially close once all of their inventory is sold.

"We are very thankful to have been able to provide entertainment for many family movie nights, and want to thank the people of Fort Wayne and our incredible staff for the many years of support and service.", says CEO, Highland Ventures, LTD Keith Hoogland.

Family Video has served the Fort Wayne community since 2003.

"While we are closing our doors in Fort Wayne, you can still visit us at our website www.familyvideo.com to purchase movies, games, CBD products and other merchandise," Family Video District Manager Scott Jaynes explained.

The store will officially close when inventory is sold out.

The 902 Goshen Ave. location is available for lease or purchase.

Those interested are asked to contact Scott Jaynes, scott.jaynes@legacypro.com for more information.

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