And then there was one . . . .
The video rental destination of yore has long endured a sound pummeling during Netflix’s ascent. Blockbuster declared bankruptcy in 2010 and was bought a year later by Dish Network. Plans of turning Blockbuster into a Netflix rival were scrapped by Dish chairman Charlie Ergen, and the number of locations continued their plummet–except, curiously enough, in Alaska.
According to the Washington Post, expensive Wi-Fi in Alaska had helped maintain a sizable Blockbuster customer base. But it clearly wasn’t enough to stave off the inevitable.
To the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, godspeed.