Before Blockbuster, before Netflix, there was Mr. Video, the largest chain of video rental stores in Georgia (four) and headquartered in Fayetteville.
It was the brainchild of Fred Poteet, who took a small inheritance from his wife Gail’s parents and started with a small store with 100 VHS films.
After Mr. Video, Fred and Gail opened a small restaurant called “Gail’s Lonestar Cafe.” Within a few weeks there were one-hour waiting lines, followed by a new and larger building. Gail’s Lonestar Cafe, like Mr. Video, began expanding, opening in Peachtree City and in Jonesboro. Read More»