I feel sorry for the employees, but I would have expected it to close years ago.
I saw this 6 months ago,when a company keeps raising prices on late fees that's when you know a company is going under,too bad they were pretty good at one time,sorry too see you go..
I wounder what stores are going to be left in this county in after ten years?
I sort of forgot it was even there, haven't been inside in years. Only a large corporation would keep a dead chain like this open as long as it did. The retail dynamic is changing, and anything that can be delivered electronically or virtually (like a movie)will be. The Red Box outlets will be gone in a few years as well. There is no reason to be sorry about this type of evolution, just as our forefathers shouldn't have the mourned the closing of whale oil and buggywhip stores either.
Robm - retail is a constantly changing business. Some concepts make it for the long term, others burn brightly for a few years and then fade away. Others never get off the ground. I think you can assume that we will have retail stores of some kind here in ten years, but it could be a very different mix from what we have now, especially amongst the small chains and independents.
Stay away from Wal Mart that store is killing business here and across our nation. Low wages and no benefits equal business killers!!!!!
Good riddance ! All the late fees for movies that were actually returned on time. And let's not forgett all the mom n pop video stores that were put down when thes guys opened . Won't miss it one bit
Pause a moment to remember Emmett Broaddus 21 an employee of Blockbuster that passed away September 2009 at Via Este and Hwy 108.
Blockbuster and other video stores have seen thier profits slashed by the likes of Netflix, VuDu, Hulu, etc. At somepoint in the not distant future, the DVD will have gome the way of the record. With Comcast finally upgrading thier system up here, fewer and fewer will need physical media.
Just another empty building to not utilize by the next company to come into town and set up shop in new construction.
That funny driving by Sunday with my daughter, I make a comment about how long they were going to stay open.
Blockbuster has gone the way of Buggy Whips!
My guess is they will replace it with an In ‘N’ Out Burger or Trader Joe's. Isn't that the rumor which starts up here every time a building is vacant?
(Wanna know a little secret) Neither company will ever move to the motherlode due to their corporate plans designed around where to build based on population, proximity to freeways and a long list of expansion criteria which Sonora does not fit into...
My guess is it will be another Dollar Store, General Dollar or precisely what we need, another grocery store or Mexican restaurant, heck Camacho’s is due for another location change, what a great spot.
I thought it had already closed....it looked closed when ever I drove by.
Sorry to see it go and sorry for the employees too.
This is progress?
Blockbuster been closing stores for the past three years across the nation this is nothing new.
mcarden- I am very aware of how business work, run, and evolve... Being a former area business owner. The huge down turn in the economy in this county, and the dwindling money this county is able to bring has in my opinion crippled the growth and permanently changed the dynamic of this county. Many Stores in the area are closing, or considering closing up shop and moving to promising towns, cities, or just plain moving out of CA. It's truly sad, this county was growing in leaps and bounds in the late 90's and early 00's. In the past 15 yeas I have seen MANY business come and go, most never heard of by the local populous. Most people shop out of county when they plan on buying a higher priced item(s). Or like you said most items can be purchased online for a fraction of the cost.
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