CHARLESTON, IL: JULY 2016 – Where can you rent tens of thousands of movies and video games and get delicious fresh-made pizza all in the same place, with the added convenience of delivery right to your door? Charleston is about to find out.

Marco’s Pizza is expected to be open in Charleston within the next four weeks. The restaurant will be located at 909 Lincoln Avenue, next to Family Video. Family Video will remain open during construction and continue to serve the thousands of Charleston residents as it has since 2000.

“We have been a part of the Charleston community for 16 years as Family Video and we are excited to bring more convenience and value to our customers with Marco’s Pizza,” said Keith Hoogland, President of Family Video and Hoogland Foods, dba Marco’s Pizza. “Having a Family Video and a Marco’s Pizza in the same location saves families time. This exciting partnership has transformed Family Video into a ‘one-stop shop’ for dinner and entertainment and we see this partnership with Marco’s Pizza extending well into the future.”

Marco’s Pizza will both carryout and delivery services.  The proximity to the Family Video store gives customers the unique ability to pick up their movies and dinner without having to make multiple stops. The authentic Italian pizza chain has an order window inside most Family Video locations for easy carryout service.  Families can also order a movie for delivery with their pizza, by going on-line at and placing their order for both pizza and a movie.

Hoogland Foods, dba Marco’s Pizza is owned by Highland Ventures Ltd, parent company to Family Video.  This location is one of over 130 locations open next to a Family Video since June of 2012 – making it the largest franchisee of Marco’s Pizza. The company plans to welcome another 50 locations nationwide in the next 4-8 months.

Family Video and Marco’s Pizza both pride themselves on the exceptional experiences and value offered to their customers.  Marco’s Pizza’s menu features the company’s Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, handmade salads, soft drinks and more. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and is committed to making Italian Pizza with fresh, never frozen cheese or dough.

About Highland Ventures Ltd.

Highland Ventures Ltd. is parent company to five national brands including; Family Video (769 locations), Marco’s Pizza (130 locations), Stay Fit 24 (11 locations), Digital Doc (33 locations), Highland Pure Water & Ice (3 locations) and Legacy Commercial Properties. Highland Ventures Ltd.’s vision is to grow and leverage our national portfolio of premium commercial properties. Mr. Hoogland stated “at Highland Ventures Ltd. it is always about our people. We are committed to hiring people who share our core values and who will thrive in our entrepreneurial system. Fun, friendly, motivated people who provide exceptional customer service are the foundation of all our successful businesses.

We will continue to own and operate retail oriented businesses and offer prime retail space to hundreds of other tenants. This strategy allows for the acquisition of additional commercial properties and enables the expansion of innovative retail, restaurant, and service operations.”  To learn more about Highland Ventures Ltd., visit our website