Not many movie rental store owners can say they’ve run a successful business for over 30 years. Lifetime Shelton resident and owner of Video 7 on Kneen Street, Bob Achille says he’s thankful that his business has survived through the struggles caused by technological advancements and changes to the industry.
“Some people just want convenience and have tried to eliminate the person-to-person interaction that used to come with renting movies,” said Achille. “A lot of people thought I was crazy when we opened back in ‘84, they didn’t see the potential I did. Not only would people come to check out movies, but for the experience.”