More than just videos

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By Doug Ponder

One local store that started out only renting videos now offers so much more to the community.

Upton Video and More is located on 108 Money Court in Upton. The store sells and rents movies. They also have a restaurant that features several food items including pizza, chicken wings, nachos, hamburgers, chicken strips and more. The also have two tanning beds.

Owner Karina Neal said she worked at the store when it was owned by Susan Dye and called Upton Video. When Dye wanted to sell the store in 2011, Neal bought it from her.

“She wanted to retire and sell, so I jumped on the opportunity to buy,” Neal said. “My daughter Katelyn Dunlap Atwell helps out too. We enjoy people. I enjoy that it’s close to home for us to work and it’s something to do together as a family.”

After buying the store, Neal said she changed the name from Upton Video to Upton Video and More because she wanted to add the carry out food items and tanning beds so she could better serve the community.

“There are no restaurants in down town and I thought this was a great idea. A lot of people come in to get their lunches. The two tanning beds for tanning have also been a big hit,” Neal said. “I know things like Netflix and Redbox have changed things, but a lot of people still come here for movies because we have a lot of older ones and we still do sales.”

Upton Video and More is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 270-369-7877.