Last Blockbuster Video in Texas closes

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Last Blockbuster Video in Texas closes

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Goodbye, old friend.

Is it news that the last Blockbuster in Texas recently closed, or is it news that there was still a Blockbuster open in Texas? Either way, the time has come to say goodbye to the shelves, late fees and strange patterned carpets you once knew. 

As the Houston Chronicle reports, the last Blockbuster Video in Texas closed last week after a final sale. Located in Edinburg, the store reportedly drew widespread attention in recent years for being one of the only remaining open locations in the country. 


The store was owned by Alan Payne, who still owns six Blockbusters in Alaska, the Chronicle reports. According to Blockbuster’s website, the only other open locations in the country are two stores in Oregon. 

"If you would've come into this store on a Friday night 15 years ago, you would've seen this many people in here and they would've been running, talking movies and having fun," Payne told the local news outlet.

Ah, yes. We remember.

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