Everything from potato chips to TVs are on sale.
The Affton Blockbuster store is closing, in case you haven't seen the giant sign. Manager Samantha Spurgeon said they got notification it would be closing soon after the other Blockbuster liquidations ended. Monday was the first day of the store's liquidation. June 21 is the last day open. "Everything is on sale, including the fixtures," Spurgeon said. "The TVs, the signage, the movies, furniture, food–everything." She said she was told the landlord decided not to renegotiate the lease. Movies range from $9.99 and down and prices will drop approximately weekly. Don't look for Django Unchained though. "Anything that’s brand new goes to a store that’s open," she said.
Dish Network is closing nine of 16 Blockbusters in the St. Louis area this spring, though the Affton store at Gravois and Mackenzie has been spared.
Dish Network Corp, which owns Blockbuster, plans to close nine stores in the St. Louis area this spring--though the location in Affton at Gravois and Mackenzie roads will remain open. The closures are part of an announced plan to close 300 stores across the country. According to a story in the Denver Post, the closures include stores which were underperforming or were near the end of their leases. About 500 Blockbuster stores were closed last year including 10 of 26 locations in St. Louis area, according to a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This round of closures will leave just seven stores in St. Louis. Most locations slated to close have stopped renting movies and have begun the liquidation process. Many are slated to close on …