Blockbuster Video Closing 300 Stores

No word on specific locations impacted. There are two in Woodbridge/Lake Ridge area.

Blockbuster will be closing 300 of its 800 locations in the coming weeks, according to a report in The Denver Post. Specific sites have not been announced.

Parent company Dish Network told the paper that 3,000 employees will lose their jobs in the process.

The stores targeted reportedly include underperforming sites, as well as locations where leases are set to expire.

There are two area Blockbuster locations: the Lake Ridge Blockbuster at Dillingham Square and the Woodbridge Blockbuster on Jefferson Davis Highway. A Lake Ridge employee said that site currently isn't expected to close.

For decades, families would make weekly runs to the video store for entertainment. Now, many of the services that Blockbuster stores offer are provided through service station kiosks, mail delivery and online streaming.

Last year, Blockbuster shuttered roughly 500 locations across the country. Read more of The Denver Post report.


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