Blockbuster To Close

Brent Finnegan -- December 22nd, 2009

The franchise company that owns the Harrisonburg Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy, and the local video rental store will close January 3, according to today’s DNR (I first found out about the closure from Josh, who was using the hburgnews hashtag on Twitter).

Whether you view it as a sign of a bad economy, or another victim of the so-called “Great Restructuring,” Blockbuster is the second brick-and-mortar entertainment business in the Kroger shopping center to announce closure this year. In March, Plan 9 Records closed their Harrisonburg location.

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