Letter to You from Real to Reel

real to reel

July 27th, 2015

To all our friends & customers:

On July 27th, 2015, after 30 years in business, Real to Reel, Inc. will be ending its video rental business, as well as closing Churchill’s Fine Cigars.

Starting on Thursday, July 30th, at 10am and throughout the month of August and into early September, we will be selling off our huge inventory of over 20,000 DVD movies as well as our inventory fine handmade cigars.

US Cellular has indicated to us their desire to continue to maintain a location here in Walpole.  We expect that a US Cellular agency will remain open in Walpole to serve our many US Cellular customers, but this will be done under new management.  Throughout August and into early September, Real to Reel’s US Cellular department will remain  open for business as usual.

Real to Reel leased it’s first storefront back in 1984 and opened for business in March of 1985.  At the time, we shared a building with a shoe store and Montgomery Wards.  Growth came so quickly that by 1987 we had to build our own 5000 sq/ft building just up the road, at what is now North Meadow Plaza.  At it’s peak, Real to Reel, Inc. had its main store in Walpole and six satellite video rental departments in general stores in various surrounding towns.

It has been an exciting and enjoyable thirty years bringing the best of Hollywood, the BBC, foreign cinema and documentaries to our friends and neighbors.  For many year we were also one of the regions largest exclusive Panasonic/Technics dealers.  We shared in the excitement of introducing VHS players, video cameras, CD Players and DVD players to the area and had the pleasure of representing Onkyo, Boston Acoustics, and Polk audio equipment. Real to Reel was also the first to bring cell phones to the area over 15 years ago.

Like so many businesses today, the digital age finally caught up with Real to Reel.  Real to Reel, Inc. is now the last standing video rental store in Cheshire County, our friends at Video Headquarters in Keene, having closed this July.

We’d like to thank the many people who supported our business over the years and also our current wonderful loyal staff and alumni. Gale and I are now looking forward to a relaxing retirement.

Thanks so much for your help in our success. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Our Best Regards to All,

Phil & Gale Davis,

Real to Reel, Inc.

Phil and Gale – know that, even with “the digital age”, you will be missed.  I’m sure I am not alone in wishing you well in your retirement! – Lil

One thought on “Letter to You from Real to Reel

  1. Cindy 07/27/2015 at 11:34 AM Reply

    Thanks to Gale and Phil for all they have done for the town of Walpole over the 30 years. Always loved your entry in the Walpole Old home Days parade. Take care and enjoy retirement!!


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