Gloucester Township’s second Blockbuster Video will shut its doors, a victim of massive corporate downsizing—and a world where DVDs are quickly going the way of 8-tracks.
The Chews Landing Road Blockbuster will close its doors for good on March 24. The branch is having a storewide sale now on its remaining stock, plus shelving and fixtures.
Blockbuster announced in January that it would close 300 stores nationwide, laying off about 3,000 people. The shuttered stores account for more than one-third of the nation’s total Blockbuster branches.
The Gloucester Township branch, at 1238 Chews Landing Rd., is the second to close in town, after the Sicklerville branch on Cross Keys Road.
The soon-to-be closed store shares a building with Dunkin’ Donuts, but that end of the Marketplace shopping center is getting lonely. Ace Hardware packed up its tools in 2011; Checkers left the next year.
But anyone on the hunt for cheap DVDs is in luck. Almost the entire stock is on sale, with the vast majority of DVDs priced at $4.99 and full television seasons at $12.99 for pre-viewed items. New items are 40 percent off in most cases.
Almost everything else in the store is also on sale, include half-off candy and food items, and deals on shelving, displays and more.
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