Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blockbuster stores closing

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says in an annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it plans to close more than 500 Blockbuster stores this year. Dish acquired the Blockbuster video-store chain in April.
  • (NewsChannel 9 WSYR)
  • announced in its annual financial statement Thursday that it would be closing an entire third of the remaining Blockbuster retail stores in just the first half of 2012—more than 500 of the remaining 1,500.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Say farewell to Blockbuster, the video chain that was once one of the biggest brand names in America. Not that many people are complaining. Former Blockbuster customers still grumble about the chains strict return policies.
  • (MSN Money)
  • Muskegons Blockbuster store is closing, ending one option for residents who like spur-of-the-moment rentals.
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  • Albert Lea's Blockbuster store will be closing after 15 years at its location at 132 Bridge Avenue. Owner Kevin Seeger of Minneapolis said he's owned the store since it opened in 1997.
  • (Albert Lea Tribune)
  • 21-25 Liquidation Sale has been posted on the door and windows. The store was closing. Redboxs lousy deal had mashed Blockbusters great deal right into bankruptcy. I dropped three films into the night deposit box and sat in my car and thought about it all.
  • (American Reporter)
  • Signs posted at the Blockbuster video store in Woodsdale show the franchise is closing and liquidating its inventory. Store Manager Jessica Prater said Thursday that she knows little about the decision to close the store.
  • (Intelligencer)
  • Blockbuster Video on National Road in Wheeling will be closing its doors for good on March 25. According to a store manager, the owner of the lease did not want to renew it. Instead, a gambling parlor from the local firefighters union will be put in its place.
  • (WTRF)
  • It was nice to not have to fight for a parking space, but when a store's lot is not nearly full, that's not a good sign.
  • (Patch)

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