Arcata Figueiredo’s Video Shop Closing, McK To Stay Open

Friday, January 18, 2013

Figueiredo's

Figueiredo’s Press Release

David and Dana Figueiredo, owners of the Figueiredo’s Video locations in Arcata, McKinleyville and Fort Bragg, have decided it’s time to close the Arcata branch, which has been part of the community for 30 years.

The McKinleyville location will still offer the same great prices and extensive selection, and there will be a drop box in Arcata for the convenience of customers who rent from the other Fig’s locations. Fig’s will be incorporating many of the Arcata movies into the McKinleyville store.  David’s brother, Bob Figueiredo still operates his Eureka and Fortuna locations.

Dana and David want to thank their many patrons for their continued support and loyalty over the years, as well as the many employees who have worked with them. Without the employees diligence and dedication they would not have had the time to enjoy their family and friends, or be able to be involved in the many community activities they so enjoy.

A special thanks goes to general manager Muriel Craig, who not only curated the vast selections in the stores, but also has been an extremely loyal friend, second mother and Nana to their family these past 30 years.

David and Dana remember their two children as babies in this family business; now they’re college graduates starting lives of their own. When it doesn’t make them feel too old, they love seeing their former employees in the community, some of them with children of their own.

David and Dana appreciate the Arcata community and wish you all the best.

34 Responses to “Arcata Figueiredo’s Video Shop Closing, McK To Stay Open”

  1. Debbie De Geus

    Another Arcata icon gone…

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  2. Debbie De Geus

    Another Arcata icon gone…

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  3. Debbie De Geus

    Another Arcata icon gone…

    #66526
  4. this article doesn't do Fig's justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for anyone who needed to escape their personal demons and enter the fantasy of the silver screen. My son and I are very saddened at the news, reading titles in the family section helped him learn to read and make his own choices. I'll never forget my 4 year old and another boy, complete strangers, striking up a game and telling each other they were now best friends and would miss each other one night at Figs. Very depressing to see this landmark in our family history go.

    #64892
  5. this article doesn't do Fig's justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for anyone who needed to escape their personal demons and enter the fantasy of the silver screen. My son and I are very saddened at the news, reading titles in the family section helped him learn to read and make his own choices. I'll never forget my 4 year old and another boy, complete strangers, striking up a game and telling each other they were now best friends and would miss each other one night at Figs. Very depressing to see this landmark in our family history go.

    #66051
  6. this article doesn't do Fig's justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for anyone who needed to escape their personal demons and enter the fantasy of the silver screen. My son and I are very saddened at the news, reading titles in the family section helped him learn to read and make his own choices. I'll never forget my 4 year old and another boy, complete strangers, striking up a game and telling each other they were now best friends and would miss each other one night at Figs. Very depressing to see this landmark in our family history go.

    #66528
  7. This article doesn't do Figs justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for me over the years. Anyone who wanted to escape their personal demons or stress for a couple hours could lose themselves in the awesome selection. Looking at the titles of movies in the family section helped my son learn to read and think independently, carefully selecting which movie would be best for his portion of the 3 for $3 deal (or sometimes up to 7 for $7). I'll never forget watching my toddler and another young boy, complete strangers, strike up a game (out of boredom as their parents were probably taking too long deciding what to rent) and by the end of their game declared each other "best friends" during a friday night rental trip. They never saw each other again, but each said a heartfelt "i'll miss you" as the new friend and his mother left the store. You just don't get interactions like that in other types of stores, and knowing Figs is going away is really a downer for all of Arcata. My son, now 6, cried when he heard the news. It was such an important part of our routine living in Arcata that I feel like we're losing a good friend. Figs has been alive longer than me, and although its time has come to an end I will never forget the momentous occasions of my adult life that happened with a Figs movie on the TV or within reach. I will never forget my experiences there, and the temporary escape into fantasy worlds that it provided.

    #64893
  8. This article doesn't do Figs justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for me over the years. Anyone who wanted to escape their personal demons or stress for a couple hours could lose themselves in the awesome selection. Looking at the titles of movies in the family section helped my son learn to read and think independently, carefully selecting which movie would be best for his portion of the 3 for $3 deal (or sometimes up to 7 for $7). I'll never forget watching my toddler and another young boy, complete strangers, strike up a game (out of boredom as their parents were probably taking too long deciding what to rent) and by the end of their game declared each other "best friends" during a friday night rental trip. They never saw each other again, but each said a heartfelt "i'll miss you" as the new friend and his mother left the store. You just don't get interactions like that in other types of stores, and knowing Figs is going away is really a downer for all of Arcata. My son, now 6, cried when he heard the news. It was such an important part of our routine living in Arcata that I feel like we're losing a good friend. Figs has been alive longer than me, and although its time has come to an end I will never forget the momentous occasions of my adult life that happened with a Figs movie on the TV or within reach. I will never forget my experiences there, and the temporary escape into fantasy worlds that it provided.

    #66052
  9. This article doesn't do Figs justice. Like a good friend, Figs was always there for me over the years. Anyone who wanted to escape their personal demons or stress for a couple hours could lose themselves in the awesome selection. Looking at the titles of movies in the family section helped my son learn to read and think independently, carefully selecting which movie would be best for his portion of the 3 for $3 deal (or sometimes up to 7 for $7). I'll never forget watching my toddler and another young boy, complete strangers, strike up a game (out of boredom as their parents were probably taking too long deciding what to rent) and by the end of their game declared each other "best friends" during a friday night rental trip. They never saw each other again, but each said a heartfelt "i'll miss you" as the new friend and his mother left the store. You just don't get interactions like that in other types of stores, and knowing Figs is going away is really a downer for all of Arcata. My son, now 6, cried when he heard the news. It was such an important part of our routine living in Arcata that I feel like we're losing a good friend. Figs has been alive longer than me, and although its time has come to an end I will never forget the momentous occasions of my adult life that happened with a Figs movie on the TV or within reach. I will never forget my experiences there, and the temporary escape into fantasy worlds that it provided.

    #66529
  10. Terry L. Clark

    Another fine example of the Arcata City Council & County Board Of Stoops at work…"Heckuva Job, Brownies"…Shut down the only industry (MJ) that brings real money to the community, and bring in a Wal-Mart…pave paradise and put up a parking lot indeed…

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  11. Terry L. Clark

    Another fine example of the Arcata City Council & County Board Of Stoops at work…"Heckuva Job, Brownies"…Shut down the only industry (MJ) that brings real money to the community, and bring in a Wal-Mart…pave paradise and put up a parking lot indeed…

    #66053
  12. Terry L. Clark

    Another fine example of the Arcata City Council & County Board Of Stoops at work…"Heckuva Job, Brownies"…Shut down the only industry (MJ) that brings real money to the community, and bring in a Wal-Mart…pave paradise and put up a parking lot indeed…

    #66530
  13. That seems like a stretch. How, then do you explain the new restaurant that just opened up on I Street?

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  14. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been renting movies from Figueiredo's foralmost 20 years. My teenage children go there to rent their movies nearly every weekend. Will someone be able to buy the business and keep it open? Is it an income problem? Where are we supposed to get movies from a truly LOCAL business without having to drive all the way to Mckinleyville? What a tragedy. I am in shock.

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  15. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been renting movies from Figueiredo's foralmost 20 years. My teenage children go there to rent their movies nearly every weekend. Will someone be able to buy the business and keep it open? Is it an income problem? Where are we supposed to get movies from a truly LOCAL business without having to drive all the way to Mckinleyville? What a tragedy. I am in shock.

    #66054
  16. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been renting movies from Figueiredo's foralmost 20 years. My teenage children go there to rent their movies nearly every weekend. Will someone be able to buy the business and keep it open? Is it an income problem? Where are we supposed to get movies from a truly LOCAL business without having to drive all the way to Mckinleyville? What a tragedy. I am in shock.

    #66531
  17. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been patronizing Figueiredo's for almost 20 years. Our teenage children rent videos and games nearly weekly. Where are we supposed to go to rent media from a truly LOCAL business? Is it a matter of income? Can someone purchase the business and keep it open? This is a tragedy. I am in shock.

    #64897
  18. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been patronizing Figueiredo's for almost 20 years. Our teenage children rent videos and games nearly weekly. Where are we supposed to go to rent media from a truly LOCAL business? Is it a matter of income? Can someone purchase the business and keep it open? This is a tragedy. I am in shock.

    #66055
  19. Sarah Jones-Jurado

    This is TERRIBLE news! We have been patronizing Figueiredo's for almost 20 years. Our teenage children rent videos and games nearly weekly. Where are we supposed to go to rent media from a truly LOCAL business? Is it a matter of income? Can someone purchase the business and keep it open? This is a tragedy. I am in shock.

    #66532
  20. It is shocking to me that there are any video stores open anymore that are not "specialty shops" or adult "bookstores", in the age of streaming video.

    #64898
  21. It is shocking to me that there are any video stores open anymore that are not "specialty shops" or adult "bookstores", in the age of streaming video.

    #66056
  22. It is shocking to me that there are any video stores open anymore that are not "specialty shops" or adult "bookstores", in the age of streaming video.

    #66533
  23. Kevin Hoover

    Easy. Just go a few blocks farther north on G Street to La Dolce Video. They have a great selection, are knowledgeable, friendly and very local.

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  24. Kevin Hoover

    Easy. Just go a few blocks farther north on G Street to La Dolce Video. They have a great selection, are knowledgeable, friendly and very local.

    #66059
  25. Kevin Hoover

    Easy. Just go a few blocks farther north on G Street to La Dolce Video. They have a great selection, are knowledgeable, friendly and very local.

    #66536
  26. Big brobro gives this writing an A+. Not that you need me to tell you, but you're a really good writer.

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  27. Big brobro gives this writing an A+. Not that you need me to tell you, but you're a really good writer.

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  28. Big brobro gives this writing an A+. Not that you need me to tell you, but you're a really good writer.

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  29. Laura Lettieri

    I swear i think instill have a balance there from 10 years ago

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  30. Laura Lettieri

    I swear i think instill have a balance there from 10 years ago

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  31. Laura Lettieri

    I swear i think instill have a balance there from 10 years ago

    #66535

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