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Old 11-15-2009, 06:41 PM
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I have not heard about an all out SA pullout, but Hollywood has been losing ground to Blockbuster for a long time, and has been closing locations here for several years.
Blockbuster's closing stores, too. The store on Wurzbach, east of I-10 and next to the old Albertson's, is closed.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Blockbuster's closing stores, too. The store on Wurzbach, east of I-10 and next to the old Albertson's, is closed.
So sad. I remember when we had to go to the Collanade for anything and everything in the late 80s early 90s and now the people that live in that area have to drive other places to get their stuff (well except for maybe HEB).
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:06 PM
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So sad. I remember when we had to go to the Collanade for anything and everything in the late 80s early 90s and now the people that live in that area have to drive other places to get their stuff (well except for maybe HEB).
Other than restaurants, there's not much retail that's flourishing in the Colonnade now.

That Blockbuster location opened and closed in the 7 years I've lived here. I can't say that about too many other stores.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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I see the Hollywood Video that was located in Sunset Ridge Shopping Center at N. New Braunfels & Brees has closed, apparently within the last few days. That location opened in the 1980s as HEB Video Central.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Personally, I won't miss either of 'em - stopped patronizing them back in the early 90's when I got fed up with all their blasted fees, and late charges even if it was 20 minutes late (yeah - literally!). Told 'em I'd never enter one of their places again, and I didn't.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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You cant beat Netflix, its the best 9 bucks I spend a month
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah I'm glad they're closing. Let them enjoy the money they received in late fee's by me. They've got old school concepts and the ones still open offer terrible bargains anyway.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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From what I understand, Blockbuster, et al, do provide online rentals with no late fees just like Netflix. Maybe it was too little too late.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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With Blockbuster selling at 72 cents per share, I would say they are about done. BBI: Summary for BLOCKBUSTER INC- Yahoo! Finance

I like Hollywood Video. I think Redbox killed everything. Also, DVDs are inexpensive to purchase new.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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Netflix put Hollywood and Blockbuster on life support, Redbox pulled the plug.
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