After 14 years in the University of Washington Tacoma neighborhood, Buzzard’s Discs will be moving back to its original location at Stadium Video on Jan. 1, according to owner Marty Campbell.
“The move will allow Buzzard’s to return to its birth place in nearby Stadium District,” said Campbell in a statement. “Rejoining with Stadium Video will allow us to concentrate on exceptional customer service and selection for Tacoma’s movie and music needs.”
In 1996, Buzzard’s Discs moved to its current location at 1916 South Jefferson Ave. “We had to remove the boards off the windows and sweep out years of dust just to get started,” recalled Campbell. Stadium Video first opened in December 1993 and has been at 29 N. Tacoma Ave. since 1995. Its movie-themed mural beneath the Harvester Restaurant is iconic to the district. Both Stadium Video and Buzzard’s Discs have consistently been voted the Best Video and Record Stores in Tacoma.
Beginning Jan. 1, customers will still be able to rent movies and games, in addition to buying, selling and trading music and more. Buzzard’s Discs resurfacing service will also relocate to Stadium Video allowing customers to have their favorite discs repaired in minutes. In the meantime consumers and collectors can take advantage of moving-sale prices at both locations.
“Our goal is to provide a better overall movie and music experience,” said Campbell.