With the passing of video library industry pioneer Terry Ewing, the family has vowed to continue his legacy and ensure that Video City continues to thrive and grow well into the future.
Mr Ewing passed away in late January due to a pre-existing health condition at the age of 63 and while he had no children of his own, his extended family have vowed to continue the family business as Terry would have wanted.
In 1982, Mr Ewing established his first video library store in Glenorchy, one of the first of its kind in Tasmania, and went on to expand to some 21 Video City libraries throughout Australia at the business’ peak.
Now with some nine stores remaining throughout Tasmania, his nephew Michael Ewing said while the video industry faces challenging times, he and other family members are determined to continue the tradition.
“Terry had the vision to create the Video City business from humble beginnings and we are keen to ensure that the business continues into the future,” Mr Ewing said.
“There is no doubt the internet is changing the way in which the video library industry operates, but this just means we need to work harder to ensure we can continue.”
As a result of the passing of Mr Ewing, Paul Cook of Paul Cook and Associates will act as caretaker of the business during the probate period of the will.
Mr Cook said he was looking forward to the opportunity to work with the Ewing family to ensure the legacy of Terry would continue.