A Cambria movie-renting era is over: All American Video on Tamsen Drive closed Sunday, Dec. 13, after a “sell it out to the walls,” blowout sale of movies and shows, electronics, equipment and fixtures.
Co-owners Michele and Rudy Rodriguez plan to move to Virginia after they sell their Lodge Hill home (their 14-month-old twin granddaughters are there).
There used to be two All American Video stores on the North Coast, with another in San Simeon’s Plaza del Cavalier.
However, rental videos haven’t disappeared forever from the North Coast, even in this era of Netflix and streaming to iPads.
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Chris Gutierrez has added rentals to his Cambria General Store, 850 Main St., perhaps following in the footsteps of his father, Luis Gutierrez, who was for many years (through about 2003) the North Coast entrepreneur at Video Kid.
Michele Rodriguez said Monday, Dec. 14, that the couple is waiting for final word on a minor-use permit for the recycling business they also own before saying for sure that Greg and George Celedon will be able to continue that service. She didn’t know when that hearing might happen, however.
The Rodriguezes took over the recycling center in 2010.