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Hollywood Video, 2731 Augusta Road: late 2000s   8 comments

Posted at 9:59 pm in entertainment,stores

I have written about Hollywood Video here, here, and here, and things have not gotten any better for the chain since then.

Although I believe this West Columbia store was closed in the first wave several years ago, searching news.google.com for "Hollywood Video" continues to bring up rafts of new store closings, many from this month (October 2009). Apparently the parent company, Movie Gallery is also closing 200 Game Crazy stores which are often co-located with Hollywood Video as well.

I don't know anything about the gaming market, but it seems to me the retail DVD rental store market is probably not going to improve -- in fact I expect the reverse. A DVD is just a 4.7 gigabyte storage medium. Even now, you can download that much overnight with a good cable connection and it's only going to get "worse" (for stores) as broadband continues to speed up and video compression continues to improve. Add in Netflix, and a beauty store is probably a better long-term prospect.

Written by ted on October 23rd, 2009

8 Responses to 'Hollywood Video, 2731 Augusta Road: late 2000s'

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  1. Yah I was driving down garners ferry by fort jackson blvd the other day and that old hollywood video is becoming a Buffalo Wild Wings. That's right Buffalo wild wings not Wild Wings.

    Mike D

    24 Oct 09 at 9:06 am

  2. Blockbuster is hurting too, the one on Decker is currently closing.

    Thomas

    24 Oct 09 at 11:24 am

  3. The Blockbuster on Broad River Rd. by the Food Lion across the street from Publix is set to close later this year.

    Tom

    24 Oct 09 at 11:42 am

  4. ted

    25 Oct 09 at 12:04 am

  5. I haven't been in a video store since we got Netflix. I think it is a slow downward spirlay for the video stores unless they can come up with some huge marketting advantage.

    jamie

    26 Oct 09 at 7:35 am

  6. There was a BW3 located in Columbia in the 90's. Maybe more. I don't remember where.

    Jonathan

    26 Oct 09 at 9:22 am

  7. BW3 was in 5 points where Delaney's is now.

    Tom

    26 Oct 09 at 1:24 pm

  8. Supposedly this fmr Hollywood Video Store as well as a similar one in Lexington are slated to become new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants. My brother and I went to the one on Devine Street back in February and really liked it...

    Andrew

    11 May 10 at 10:04 pm

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