So for my Saturday morning walk, I decided to head over to Whataburger at Eubank & Candelaria for biscuits and gravy and a cup of coffee, only to discover along the way that an old friend is gone...
Businesses come and go, especially the mom and pops, but this one made me a little sad. I discovered this place almost by accident back in the mid 80's. Next door to the video store (see the blue door farthest east), there was a shop that rented PC software. It was borderline piracy. The way the owners "justified" their business was as a "try before you buy" service. Their rental agreement stated that you could install the software title during the rental period, and when the period was done, you would uninstall it and return the software. *wink wink* So I got a membership card, which was also good for the video store next door.
There was a sandwich shop on the west end of that building called Bugsys Subs. We'd often go to Bugsys and order a sandwich to go, and visit the video/software rental store. Ruben's Grill
now occupies the old Bugsy's location. A good replacement.
There can't be more than one or two independent video rental stores remaining. Will NM's Oldest Video Store soon be that Hastings on Wyoming?