The way we were: Local Blockbuster closing

By Natalie Gentry
Video may have killed the radio star, but it became official on Nov. 6, that streaming killed the video store.
Blockbuster, the last national movie rental chain, will close its remaining stores on Jan. 12, including the Azle store.
The company is also discontinuing its DVD-by-mail distribution by mid-January.
Blockbuster was saved from bankruptcy in 2011 by DISH Network.
Since that time, however, the business continued to deteriorate as Netflix began its DVD-by-mail and then streaming services attracted former clientele.


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