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Family Video / Firehouse Subs / DigitalDoc, 4546 Hardscrabble Road: 17 May 2020 (etc)   9 comments

Posted at 1:15 am in closing

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This whole little hilltop complex on Hardscrabble Road is now empty. I really like the glass block tower.

ColaDail reported on the closing of the main, video rental, portion of the building back in May, and I have used that 17 May 2020 date in the post title. It seems to me this was one of the last large video rental stores in the area, and outlasted Blockbuster by many years.

Commenter Bethany reported on 30 May that the Firehouse Subs here was closed as well.

DigitalDoc has not closed, but has relocated to 921-G Longtown Road.

As I said, I like the building, so I would prefer to see something new go in rather than it be razed and rebuilt. On the other hand, it is kind of moot for me, as I find getting out to this area is really as hard or harder than getting to Camden.

(Hat tip to commenter Bethany etc)

UPDATE 26 August 2020 -- As mentioned in the comments, the building is gone, and the Murphy Express is well underway:

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Written by ted on June 25th, 2020

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  1. rip

    Bethany

    25 Jun 20 at 10:30 pm

  2. With the widening of Hardscrabble, this is going to be a prime corner property.

    Sidney

    2 Jul 20 at 2:12 pm

  3. Ted, you forgot to get a picture of the (now gone) huge, self service, free standing, ice vending machine that was in the parking lot. As soon as the video store closed, the ice machine went also.

    Sidney

    2 Jul 20 at 2:48 pm

  4. The building has been demolished!

    Sidney

    6 Jul 20 at 10:36 am

  5. @Sidney already??? Jesus, I thought it just closed last month

    Bethany

    6 Jul 20 at 7:49 pm

  6. @Bethany, yup, I rode by Friday and it was gone. Rumor is that a Murphy's gas station is going there.

    Sidney

    6 Jul 20 at 9:41 pm

  7. That's too bad. I kind of liked that tower.

    ted

    6 Jul 20 at 11:21 pm

  8. I think the tower was still standing as of Friday.

    Sidney

    7 Jul 20 at 10:31 am

  9. The tower is gone and they started on the gas station already. The overhead to the gas pumps are up.

    Sidney

    28 Jul 20 at 9:35 pm

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