See what became of your local Blockbuster
November 21, 2017 7:12 AM   Subscribe

See what became of your local Blockbuster
We’ll show you what your Blockbuster became, and explore the the retail spaces that remain. A bit of nostalgic naval gazing I’m proud to have helped put together.
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posted by jayz (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

We recently visited Alaska and were incredibly surprised to see open Blockbuster stores there!
posted by needlegrrl at 7:54 AM on November 21, 2017

Vice did a good video about these Alaskan Blockbuster Video outposts : Blockbuster has become an Alaskan tourist attraction.
posted by jayz at 8:40 AM on November 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

Well, if you'd like to turn this concept into an (obvious) series, my area's last Radio Shack just closed up and we lost the local Sears that had an 89 year history this summer and construction is beginning on replacing it with three smaller stores (including Michaels Crafts and Ross Dress for Less). Heck, even Forever 21 didn't last forever here.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:32 PM on November 21, 2017

Also came here to say that the Blockbuster in my childhood home of North Pole, AK is, remarkably, still a Blockbuster.
posted by Gymnopedist at 2:58 PM on November 27, 2017

My search turned up a google maps location that is definitely not my hometown...
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:13 AM on December 1, 2017

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