Local video rental store closes, owner blames internet


by Lila Carrera

One of the last video rental stores in Milwaukee will soon be closing its doors.
Video stores across the country are disappearing and one store owner blames the internet.

"Blockbuster is gone, Hollywood is gone. We (Southhouse Video) are the last one on the north side," said Andrew Berling, owner of Southhouse Video.

He isn't renting his movies anymore, he's trying to sell them and fast. His store will be closing in three weeks after being open since 1983.

He said the success of Netflix, Redbox and OnDemand are the reason he can't keep his doors open.

CBS 58's Lila Carrera reports.


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