King Tapes trouble: Owner finally agrees to hand over customer videos to Downtown Mesa Association

Mesa, AZ - VHS -- do you still know what that is?

It was those thick tapes that were used to record TV shows, home videos or watch movies way before DVDs or Blu-Ray were invented.

However, a popular service that many have taken advantage of, is to transfer the videos on those old VHS tapes onto DVDs.

King Tapes, in Mesa, was a popular spot for that service, but this past June, it looked like the owner had closed up shop.

We met up with more than a dozen people who said irreplaceable videos of their memories were still inside the closed business and the owner, Clay Giroux, was nowhere to be found.

Some folks told us they had dropped off tapes as far back as November 2013.

On Wednesday the good news was announced that could hopefully reunite those tapes with their owners. A former owner reportedly stepped in and convinced Giroux to open up the business and hand the tapes over to the Downtown Mesa Association.

The Downtown Mesa Association agreed to store and organize the tapes found inside.

If you have tapes that you'd like to get back, contact Erica Snyder with the Downtown Mesa Association at 480-890-2613. If you still have your receipt and order number, it wouldn't hurt to have that information readily accessible.

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