LONG BEACH - Gordo's Videos, a new business in downtown Long Beach opened its doors on Jan. 15.
Originally from LaCenter, owners Gordon Jensen and Carrie Todd moved to the Peninsula in December after purchasing a video rental business. Jensen remembers coming to the beach often as a little kid and retains fond memories of camping out near Beards Hollow.
Now he is happy as a clam to be starting up a business on the Peninsula, where he can walk outside and hear the ocean whenever he gets the inkling.
Located at the north end of the Marsh's Museum building in Long Beach, Gordo's is a one-stop entertainment shop with an assortment of snacks, pop, televisions, VCRs and other video supplies. Whether you're looking for family, children's, comedy, action, drama, horror, romance or one of the classic movies, Gordo's has 11,000 movies on VHS and DVD to rent, buy or trade. They also receive new movies weekly and have an ever-changing inventory. Can't find the one you're looking for? Jensen and Todd are happy track down a copy for you.
During their grand opening, Gordo's Videos will be offering two-day movie rentals for 50 cents each, or $2 for a new release rental. In March, rentals will cost 75 cents and new releases will be $3. Anyone with photo identification and current contact information can rent from Gordo's.
"We're very cheap and no one is as cheap as we are," explains Todd. "Unlike our competitors, we really try to eliminate our costs for our customers. We compare with other rental businesses to keep our costs low."
For Peninsula visitors, Gordo's rents out DVD players, VCRs, TVs and portable DVD players for $7 for two days. In the future Jensen plans to also rent out camcorders. Need a DVD player, VCR or TV for more than a couple nights? They also sell them!
Be sure to stop in to check out their newest shipments and their upcoming VHS tape sale.
Located at 403 Pacific Highway South in Long Beach, Gordo's Videos is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. They can be reached by calling 360-442-9870.