The oldest retail store on Cedar Springs Road gets a facelift, a new name DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com TapeLenders hasn’t rented tapes in years, but the name was legendary.
Located on Cedar Springs Road for 42 years, the store has long been due for remodeling, so owner Craig Lynch decided to rebrand as well.
Lynch bought TapeLenders from Dave Richardson and Todd Seaton in August 2009. Tapes were already in decline, but DVDs and Blueray discs were popular.
But, Lynch said, “By 2013, 2014, rentals were being phased out, and by 2015, we were selling off the library.” That took until 2018, and there hasn’t been a tape or video in the store since.