VIDEO STORES PARE DOWN -- LITERALLY Many video store owners are closing up shop and reopening in smaller spaces stocking only DVDs, the trade publication Video Store said Friday. Ron Alsheimer, a Buffalo video "rentailer" who sold out to Blockbuster several years ago, told the magazine that he is opening up stores of about 1,200 to 3,100 square feet and says he can stock 10,000 DVDs if he arranges them vertically. "We're even looking at 625 square feet," he added. Tony Arlyn, who operates a DVD-only store in Corvallis, OR says that although it is less than half the size of his old video store, "we can do the same amount of business. The space advantage is tremendous.