Kensington Video reopens after 10-month hiatus

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SAN DIEGO -- The Hanford family is going back to the future by re-opening its video store at a time when most others have faded to black, and they're adding a modern twist.

"We're back!" said Kensington Video's 87-year-old Winnie Hanford. The iconic video store closed  in March, but Hanford found retirement life just wasn't for her.

She and her husband, Rich, opened their doors 52 years ago as a gift shop at 4067 Adams Avenue. Decades ago, they turned it into a video rental store.

Now, their adult children, Pam and Guy, will run the video store. They have adapted to modern standards by opening an in-store juice bar and offering online video ordering.

The store boasts a 70,000-title collection and features hard-to-find videos that date back to the 1940's. They still offer Winnie's favorite new and old movies. She sad she most recently admires actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the film "San Andreas."

The grand opening is the week of Jan. 24, but the store is already open for business. This time, the family says they plan to stay in business for a long, long time.

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