Hyatt Video Classic closing after decades in business

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Hyatt’s Video Classic closes:

Walking into Hyatt’s on W. Commerical St. in East Rochester, it’d be tough to tell just what year it is, if it weren’t for some newer titles in stock. 

Owner Bob Hyatt told News 8 after four decades in the video business, he’s turning in the keys to one of the last video rental stores to survive in the digital age in Rochester. 

On the key to sticking around so long, Hyatt said, “a lot of the survival has been from people bringing in their home movies, and transferring them from film or cassette or beta or VHS and transferring them to DVD.”

Hyatt plans to sell most of his inventory to a friend, who in turn will post bits the collection online.

Lakeshore Record Exchange also closing:

Another closure for a store focused on physical media, Lakeshore Record Exchange on Park Ave in Rochester is shutting its doors. In a Facebook post, store owners said due to changes in trends and the way people consume music these days, they’re ending the near-thirty year run.

An inventory liquidation sale is happening now, but the store will close for good once everything’s gone.

Constellation acquires another craft beer giant:

This week, Victor-based Constellation Brands announced the addition of Funky Buddha Brewery to its craft beer portfolio.

Funky Buddha, the fastest growing brewery in Florida, is the second major acquisition for Constellation in the craft beer industry, following the company’s billion-dollar purchase of Ballast Point in 2015.

The details of this transaction, however, were not immediately disclosed.

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