Then there was one: Last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska close

Alaska’s Blockbuster video stores closing, leaving just one left

The Anchorage Daily News reported that two remaining Blockbuster locations are closing for good next week, which means just one store remains in the whole United States.

Kevin Daymude, Blockbuster Alaska general manager, said the final stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close Monday and reopen the following day to sell off remaining inventory through the end of August.

The news was announced to Alaskans on Blockbuster Alaska's Facebook page. She said she has been working at Blockbuster for 14 years and seen her share of heartache as stores closed. That will leave the OR store as the last operating Blockbuster in the country. It's in Bend, Oregon. While this brought publicity and increased sales to the stores, it wasn't enough to offset the planned lease increase.

Most pundits assumed Blockbuster locations in Alaska would remain open due to poor broadband coverage.

Try as he might, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver will not be known as the man who single-handedly saved Blockbuster.

How France won the World Cup
The 51-year-old gathered his players in a circle on the pitch and told them they should in no way consider the defeat a failure. You can easily say that without Mbappe the now World Champions could have gone out of the tournament at the Round of 16 stage.

Blockbuster gave in and declared bankruptcy in 2010, and its remaining 1,700 stores were bought by Dish Network in 2011.

"It's always kind of a kick in the trousers every time we close a store", said Payne. While all Blockbuster corporate stores have been closed in the US for some time, a third party licensed the name from Dish and had been operating Blockbuster stores in recent years.

"A lot of them are still quite busy", Alan Payne, a Blockbuster licensee-owner, said in an interview with The Washington Post. Some stores in more remote, less populated parts of the state began closing in the early 2000s. They were long bolstered by nostalgia as well as remote communities with a lack of high-speed Internet access for streaming video. "It might end up being a little chaotic for a couple of weeks". And the future looked bleak from a financial standpoint.

"We have no plans on closing anytime soon", Harding added.

Related News:



Most liked

Croatia winger Ivan Perisic could miss the World Cup final against France
Croatia have never played a World Cup final and know they are on the brink of creating history and becoming legends in Croatia . We were there [in 2016], we were close to winning the title and we missed. "But I do not have a star".

Heartbreak for Lovren in World Cup final
However, the French expertly slowed things down from that point on, securing their second World Cup victory as a result. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has backed Dejan Lovren's claims he is among the world's best defenders.

Fears of more violence ahead of Pakistan election after bomber kills 130
ISIL has claimed responsibility of the attack without providing any specific reason for the bombing, CNBC reported. But he said the people of Pakistan will not allow anything to prevent "historic" elections from taking place.

Hamas says truce reached after major Israeli air strikes
In a relatively rare admission, Hamas said it fired the rockets to deter Israel from further action. There have been no Israeli fatalities during the so-called "Great March of Return" demonstrations.

Red Sox Are Apparently Still Checking On Manny Machado
And with an already depleted farm system, it's better off that they have kept themselves out of the running. Machado came into Saturday hitting.313/.383/.568 (161 OPS+) with 23 home runs on the season.

Republicans: Lisa Page a ‘far more credible’ witness than Peter Strzok
But the report said it found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's decision not to pursue criminal charges against Clinton. Strzok, a seasoned counterintelligence agent, helped lead both investigations but has since been reassigned to human resources.

UofL removing Papa John’s from stadium name
The company can not afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Domino's. Papa John's International Inc., which began operations in 1984, has more than 5,200 locations globally.

Russia's Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader's aide in Moscow
Tel Aviv has warned Damascus of any kind of approaches towards the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967. Velayati also said that US sanctions against Iran could raise oil prices and harm oil consumers.

Immigrant children who were separated from family have been reunited
Is the "zero-tolerance" policy over? Of the deported parents, officials said they had chosen to leave their children behind. Jose and his 3-year-old son Jose Jr., from Honduras, share a moment after they were reunited July 10, 2018, in Phoenix.

Donald Trump was 12 minutes late to tea with the Queen
The president, whose visit to Windsor Castle lasted 57 minutes - 17 more than expected - kept his jacket unbuttoned. The Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, prepares for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and U.S.

Page plans to defy GOP subpoena, lawyer says
Most recently, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein fended off such accusations from top Republican Reps. Page and Strzok tried to explain their texts away, saying their views didn't affect their work.

Southgate to make ‘as few changes as possible’ for Belgium
England were left in the lurch after a gut-wrenching 1-2 defeat at the hands of Croatia after extra-time. We will have some extra motivation because of that, for sure.

Korea proposes general-level military talks over repatriation of American troop remains
Roughly 5,300 U.S. troops presumed to have been killed in the Korean war are unaccounted for. The Trump administration has insisted that progress is being made.

Health leaders stunned as US delegates oppose breastfeeding resolution
Ultimately, it was Russian Federation that stepped up to introduce the resolution, and the United States did not directly object. Many countries, including USA now , abide by the International Code on Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.

Trump stokes Britain's Brexit turmoil at start of visit
Donald Trump's son Eric has used his visit to Balmedie to speak about his family's love of Scotland and the UK. Trump's visit, hoping to steer him toward talk about trade and the growing threat of Russian Federation .