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Hollywood Video, 3810 Two Notch Road: 2007   7 comments

Posted at 4:57 pm in stores

I was just reminded today that the Hollywood Video attached to the Food Lion plaza on Two Notch Road near Dick Dyer Toyota is gone. A quick google reveals that the whole chain is in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and is closing "underperforming" stores. It appears that they made a fatal mistake in trying to buy their nearest competitor and become a solid #2 to Blockbuster's #1. I think the handwriting is on the wall for most video rental places. If it's not Netflix, it will be Internet or cable-box downloads (legal or not..)

On the other hand, when Hollywood closes a store, it has a big "to the bare walls" sale, which is a nice touch.

UPDATE 23 October 2009: Added the street address (3810) to the post title

UPDATE 20 December 2011 -- Well, something has finally moved into this space, HomeSmart, which seems to be a household furniture and electronics rental operation:

Written by ted on February 8th, 2008

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  1. I found your website referenced through the Free-Times website. When I read your article about the Hollywood Video store closing on Two Notch, I thought it was strange because yesterday my daughter and I were visiting the Hollywood Video store on Harbison which will be closing later this month. The clerk said that the other Hollywood Video stores will remain open and only the Harbison location is closing. The clerk said that the Hollywood Video stores in Lexington and TWO NOTCH will remain open. Either this clerk is misinformed or the Hollywood Video store on Two Notch reopened. I suspect the clerk was misinformed.

    Ellen

    16 Feb 08 at 9:27 am

  2. Hmm. Well, Two Notch is a long road, and it's possible there's another store out in the Spring Valley area, but this store, not too far from where Two Notch crosses Beltline is definitely closed..

    ted

    16 Feb 08 at 1:27 pm

  3. To answer that question, I believe that the Two Notch location near Spring Valley (by Wal-Mart) is still open. The Sunset Blvd location in Lexington remained open.
    Yes, the whole company is undergoing a Chapter 11 restructuring. One correction to the original poster, however: Hollywood didn't buy anyone, Movie Gallery bought Hollywood, and in turn Game Crazy (whose Columbia location on Garner's Ferry I worked in for over three years). It's my understanding that Movie Gallery and Blockbuster were engaged in a bidding war over Hollywood Video. Blockbuster put in a bid, Movie Gallery countered with another bid (trying to drive the price up, with no real desire to purchase Hollywood) and Blockbuster basically let them take it. Movie Gallery also incurred Hollywood's massive debt in the buyout.
    I was lucky enough to snatch up two of Hollywood's giant floor to ceiling DVD shelves when they were closing the Garner's Ferry location. It now houses my entire DVD collection, and I have a little piece of video rental history for posterity. :)

    Jeremy

    6 Dec 08 at 1:58 am

  4. The Hollywood Video at Two Notch and Spring Valley is in the process of closing now. I thought it was going to survive for a while, but it seems the Qdoba didn't survive either that was attached to the Hollywood Video.

    Ren Saiyuri

    26 Feb 10 at 3:31 am

  5. they forgot the one on garners ferry which is now a buffalo wings place across from staples, bi-lo and them

    Aliina J.

    4 Feb 11 at 3:44 pm

  6. @Aliina J. Check this out

    Andrew

    4 Feb 11 at 7:31 pm

  7. Thank u andrew thats the one i was referring to. i used to love checkin out movies at that one, now i either rent them at the redbox at walmart or at the public library. Before the one on devine st. or after i remember that there was one last one in columbia still open two notch? i think and finally that one was closed and too far out for me to rent movies. i wonder if ppl checked out movies 1 week before closing did they have a choice keeping the movues, and where do all those movies go to?

    Aliina Jackson

    4 Feb 11 at 9:48 pm

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