Game on for local business
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014
For people wondering if the city has lost it’s last movie rental store - don’t fear.
Video Ezy’s closing down sale over the weekend, did not spell the end for movie rentals in Broken Hill.
The franchisee owner, Kyle Vierow wanted to branch out on his own.
He has now opened his own business “Silver City Movies and Games” located at 163 Oxide Street, home of the former Sturt Desert Flower deli.
“The Democratic Club bought the Video Ezy building,” Kyle said.
“We had a quick move to this new store - it was a bit like The Block or House Rules.”
Kyle said there would be more emphasis on games.
“We’ve built a section out the back for all the gamers,” he said.
“We will also be providing free internet and WIFI.
“I haven’t really had much time to stop and think - but we will have more control to do what we want or don’t want.”
The new store is located near Ragenovich’s Chicken shop and will be open from 10am every morning.
“It’s really hard not to eat Rag’s for every meal - last week, we were eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Kyle said.
“I’m happy where we’ve have moved, because we have a lot of food places around us - it’s easier and more convenient.
“The feedback from the move has been positive, people were freaking out because they thought we were closing.
“People were still trying to get into Video Ezy on Sunday night, as we were finishing up.”
All members will receive a clean slate with no overdue fees being carried over.
“We’ve brought over our memberships and the overdue fees have been wiped,” Kyle said.
Kyle said he hoped to take some tips from the Sturt Desert Flower.
“I would love to have old arcade games in here,” he said.
Kyle would like to thank everyone who worked hard to get the store into the new building.
“Without them, it wouldn’t have happened,” he said.
For more information phone 8088 3700 or visit www.facebook.com/silvercitymoviesandgames.
Democratic Club, General Manager, Karren Howe said they purchased the Video Ezy building with the hope of expansion.
“The Democratic Club is in a positive position and we are hoping for an expansion at some stage,” she said.
Karren said there was still the Salvation Army shop in between the Demo and the Video Ezy store.
“We are just weighing up our options, it is a matter for the board,” she said.
“We will have a strategic planning session soon and a decision will be made from there.”