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Blockbuster Video, 2509 Decker Boulevard: 16 November 2009   6 comments

Posted at 7:00 pm in entertainment,stores

This Blockbuster Video Rental on Decker Boulevard, across from the old Decker Mall has has the going-out-of-business signs up for a few weeks now.

I stopped in about two weeks ago, and it seemed that they were continuing to do a normal rental business on some titles while selling out the rest of the store to the walls. I thought the prices were good, but not great, and picked up a couple of DVDs.

As I drove by today, I saw them carting off the sign, so as of now, Decker has lost yet another business. As with Hollywood Video, I guess Redbox, Netflix and the Internet have done a real number on their business model. Lately they have been trying to adopt the Netflix model while leveraging their store network ("Bring your DVDs back to the store for immediate credit!") but so far it doesn't seem to be working.

UPDATE 7 Jan 2010: Here is the store at night after being totally cleaned out:

UPDATE 12 Jan 2010: Added another picture.

UPDATE 30 August 2011 -- work is underway to turn this location into The Chabad/Aleph House:

Written by ted on November 16th, 2009

6 Responses to 'Blockbuster Video, 2509 Decker Boulevard: 16 November 2009'

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  1. They are closing the store on Two Notch as well. The manager told me they were going to turn it into some kind of retail store (sales only, no rental) but since they are selling off all the inventory I would imagine that is not true.

    Clay

    17 Nov 09 at 6:39 am

  2. They are also closing the one at Broad River Road and Kennerly Rd. next to the Food Lion.

    Tom

    17 Nov 09 at 10:54 am

  3. I read an article a while back that stated Blockbuster is suppose to be closing 960 stores throughout 2010. With the economy like it is it's just more affordable to rent a movie from redbox for $1 a night, then around $5 at Blockbuster. It sucks because at least Blockbuster does provide people with jobs. I guess that's the way all things are going in this country, though.

    Elad

    18 Nov 09 at 10:23 am

  4. this ranks right up there with red wing rollerway. many a friday night in here picking up something for the nintendo...

    decker is a black hole for businesses these days.

    steve

    7 Dec 09 at 11:40 am

  5. tonkatoy

    25 Oct 11 at 9:23 am

  6. Joey

    6 Mar 12 at 3:21 pm

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