Blockbuster’s last stand


Dave Matthews may be making a comeback, but this ’90s relic most definitely is not: By next week, there will be only one remaining Blockbuster Video store in the U.S.

Two stores, in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, will close on Monday, leaving just one location left in Bend, Oregon, reports the Anchorage Daily News. The closing branches will reopen on Tuesday for an inventory sale that runs through August, it says.

Just a decade ago, Blockbuster boasted 4,855 stores in the U.S. alone. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2010, and mass store closures began in 2012 after its assets were auctioned off to Dish Network.

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Lars M. B. Anthonisen is Global Account Lead @ Google. Previously, he held various digital marketing positions at media companies across Europe and Asia including Regional Digital Director at MediaCom APAC, CMO at Adform and Digital Manager at Universal McCann Worldwide.