Blockbuster Going Bust: One Store Remains of Legendary Chain

Blockbuster Going Bust: One Store Remains of Legendary Chain

In a petrol station car park in Oregon, a sight that was once commonplace now stands as a relic. Blockbuster used to be ubiquitous but the store in Bend is the last landmark of the legend of video rentals. The brand name will always ring true for the generations that grew up perusing videos and DVDs in store but that recognition is now nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia for those who don’t live in the region of Bend, Oregon. The inexorable rise of streaming may have reshaped society’s consumption of media but Blockbuster’s failure to adapt has led to its near-extinction. Read more