In the final week of January. The last standing Blockbuster Video in Texas closed for good. After a heavily-attended liquidation sale.
The Edinburg, Texas store was a media sensation for years. As one of the last places where film fans could enjoy the Blockbuster brand.
Blockbuster dominated the home video market for years.
The store was owned by licensee Alan Payne. According to ValleyCentral.com. He’d owned the store since 2006. Payne still owns six Blockbuster stores in Alaska.
“If you would’ve come into this store on a Friday night 15 years ago. You would’ve seen many people in here and they would’ve been running, talking movies and having fun,” Payne told the local outlet.
“But, the last several years, everybody knows the business has been in decline. To the point that this was the last store left in the entire state.”