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Blockbuster stores in Alaska to close

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Ginger Lopez | 14 July, 2018, 08:41

The last two remaining Blockbuster stores in Alaska are slated to close next week, leaving just one location of the once-iconic video rental store left in the U.S. But now with the last two stores in Alaska closing, soon only one Blockbuster will remain.

According to Deadline, the stores officially close on Monday, but will sell off their remaining inventory from Tuesday until the end of August. The lone remaining store is in Bend, Oregon.

He thanked customers in the Facebook post announcing the stores" closure: "Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years.

"We were very up front with them, and they said, 'That's OK, we want you to have it anyway, ' " he said.




While the stores struggled to stay in business, the closures sparked media coverage and public despair. She said she has been working at Blockbuster for 14 years and seen her share of heartache as stores closed. Stores in Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna only closed earlier this year. Now, the lone remaining Blockbuster store is in OR, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Some credit its persistence to the state's long, frigid winters or the expensive internet prices that leave residents looking for other options.

"We regret to inform our customers that Blockbuster Video will be closing both the College and Debarr stores starting July 16th", read a note from Blockbuster Alaska District Manager Kelli Vey and General Manager Kevin Daymude. While this brought publicity and increased sales to the stores, it wasn't enough to offset the planned lease increase. The manager of the Fairbanks store located on College Road declined to comment on the closing. He added that his team had explained to people involved with Oliver's show that the stores would probably not be open much longer. A Blockbuster video store is seen on November 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Anchorage store displayed these pieces of movie history and Daymude claims it actually worked. "It just seems a little insane".

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