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Fate of Area Blockbusters Unclear After Company Announces Plans to Close 300 Stores

The long-time video rental business announced that it will only keep about 500 stores open nationwide and will cut 3,000 jobs.

Blockbuster plans to close about 300 stores nationwide and cut 3,000 jobs, reported CNNMoney.

The video rental business was bought out by Dish network in 2010 after it went bankrupt.

Sussex's Blockbuster closed its doors in March 2012. 

Here are other nearby Blockbusters:

17345 W. Capitol Dr.

The company has not announced which stores it will be closing, but will keep 500 stores running, according to the report. 

Stores will be closing as leases end and others are closing for underperforming.

In recent years Blockbuster has been struggling to compete with Redbox, a DVD rental kiosk box, and Netflix, online streaming and mail order rental movies and TV shows.

Blockbuster opened its first location in 1985 in Dallas, Texas.

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