Blockbuster Video in NoHo Closing

The retail chain giant declared bankrupcy in 2010.

The in North Hollywood at 4821 Lankershim Blvd. on the southern edge of the NoHo Arts District recently announced that it is closing.

An employee at the store said the movie rental location would be shutting its doors for good sometime in the middle of March and that it is no longer renting videos, only selling them off in a complete liquidation sale.

Blockbuster, once the leading provider of video and game rentals, hit financial troubles in 2010 when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after accumulating $1 billion in debt.

A few months ago, Dish Network purchased the chain, which has 1,700 locations, for $228 million, according to wire reports. After its acquisition, the network decided to continue operating 500 stores, leaving the other 1,200 locations eligible for purchase. It also moved to close all Blockbuster locations in Canada.

Other Patch sites around the country have reported store closings recently, including locations in , , and , NJ.

NOTE: AFter this story was published, a Patch reader wrote us to say that the East Hollywood Blockbuster on Hollywood Boulevard also recently announced it was closing.

-- contributed to this report.

Stanley Scott February 04, 2012 at 03:34 AM
This stinks they closed all the stores close to our house!
Jean Jeunet February 04, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I used to always go here, but Netflix made them obsolete. I even tried Blockbuster online, but their prices got ridiculous combined with no streaming option.
maria muse February 04, 2012 at 05:51 PM
If you don't keep up, you fall behind. Obviously, right? I have to admit I will miss going into a brick and mortar in order to talk to someone about the actual films. Admitedly BB wasn't the best for that. Its not like they were full on cinephiles, but its still nice when the whole store knows you because you come in so bloody often. Anyway... Studio City, Ventura Blvd and Vineland location is closing too. Onward and upward.
Dick Carter February 05, 2012 at 05:21 AM
The only BB to remain in the area will be the location at Fulton & Riverside. The one on Van Nuys Blvd behind Solley's Deli is also closing. Good riddance to a chain which is so yesterday. Free up the space to a current tenant.
Bob Peppermuller February 13, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Well at least Eddie Brant's is still open up the block for all you history buffs.


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