90 Years in 90 Days: Wax Stacks and Story Tape Video Stores on Lee Road

90 photos that define Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights officially became a city in 1921. Cleveland Heights Patch is by compiling 90 photos to create an album of the city's past and present. We'll run the feature for 90 days, one photo at a time.

Today's photo of the Wax Stacks and Story Tape stores near Meadowbrook and Lee roads illustrate more than defunct businesses. The photo shows how much technology has altered entertainment in the last 20 years.

Wax Stacks was known for its massive, eclectic selection of music, while Story Tape inventory included videos of independent and foreign films. The photo was taken around 1992, when music and movies were on compact discs and videos. Nowadays, downloads are replacing hard copies of content, and the internet is slowly killing brick-and-mortar entertainment stores.

Glinda Smith December 18, 2011 at 11:36 PM
I still miss Storytape Video.
Afi-Odelia Scruggs December 19, 2011 at 06:09 AM
So do I. I miss Wax Stacks, too. By the way, I'm looking for photos from Gifts of Athena. If anyone has some to share, please upload them, or send them to me so I can include in the series.
Michael Lawrence December 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM
same here, my friends & i would ride our bikes there every saturday to buy new records from dan, scott, stan & the other employees, there was such a wealth of musical knowledge there.


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