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Hollywood Video, 10136 Two Notch Road #104: March 2010   5 comments

Posted at 11:10 pm in Uncategorized

Well, I suppose it was inevitable, but the last Hollywood Video store in Columbia is closing. Previous closings for HV stores are here, here, here, and here.

Looking at their corporate web site and using the store locator, I see that they are also behind the Movie Gallery stores and are closing a number of those in the area as well. They (and Blockbuster) are just trapped in a non-viable business model, and I don't see any way they can come out of it. Even if the economy improves, Netflix, Redbox and online video (both pirated and legal) are going to continue to eat their lunch. Still, you should be able to get some decent bargins there right now.

With this closing, I think the strip containing Hollywood Video, Sparkleberry Square, can be officially described as "troubled".

(Hat tip to commenter Thomas)

Written by ted on March 21st, 2010

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5 Responses to 'Hollywood Video, 10136 Two Notch Road #104: March 2010'

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  1. I'm pretty sure netflix has a hand in closing some video stores. My question is will these stores reopen once netflix raises their monthly rates?


    23 Mar 10 at 12:20 am

  2. If that is the factor, no. After all in that scenario, Netflix could always lower rates faster than any brick-and-mortar company could raise capital and start making a profit.


    23 Mar 10 at 12:26 am

  3. My wife has done the RedBox thing once or twice. That is a very interesting concept. I noticed the Blockbuster has similar stations in some stores (BiLo?). We dropped Netflix three years ago, and it has not been missed. As far as DVDs, I'm all about the RCPL, baby!!


    23 Mar 10 at 7:51 am

  4. Not that I'm an expert in the video side of Hollywood Video, but it's really unlikely these HV locations will ever reopen. Even Blockbuster is struggling.

    I'm with Johnathan...use the redbox or RCPL.


    25 Mar 10 at 9:04 pm

  5. Medcare Express is about to open in this spot according to Equity One's site dumpsters were out today and they were overhauling the building in preparation for it...


    8 Nov 12 at 3:17 pm

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