Think about it - when was the last time that you went to a video store to rent a movie?

Something that millions of Americans used to do every week has been supplanted by vending machines and digital downloads. As a result, New Jersey's final holdout will be closing its doors in the coming days.

Bob's Video Time, a Brick mainstay for nearly three decades, will be closing up shop in just a few days.

You have to give them a lot of credit, the thousand pound gorilla in the movie rental business, Blockbuster Video, threw in the towel in 2013. Bob's Video Time managed to keep the business going for nearly another 4 years.

Personally, I'm a movie junkie. In fact, my first job in high school was at the Suncoast Motion Picture Company video store at the Menlo Park Mall. I was one of those kids who would spend my paycheck right in the store just about as quickly as I got it. I have boxes upon boxes of VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-rays.

But, that being said, I couldn't tell you the last time that I actually bought a physical movie.

I've even pretty much stopped renting from RedBox vending machines in favor of not even having to leave home (or remember to return a disc) with iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.

If you want to visit Video Time before they wrap things up, you can swing by the store in the Briarmill Plaza in Brick. Their final day will be February 11th.

 

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