Acomb Blockbuster store to close its doors

York Press: Blockbuster store to close its doors Blockbuster store to close its doors

DVD chain Blockbuster is to disappear from the high street within days after administrators failed to find a buyer.

A Blockbuster store in York Road, Acomb, which is the only remaining outlet in the city, will close by Monday. It previously survived the axe when administrators took over the chain in October.

Administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery announced that following the closure of 173 stores two months ago, Blockbuster’s remaining 91 shops will now face the same fate, with the loss of 808 jobs.

Joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly said: “We appreciate this is a difficult time for all concerned and would like to thank staff for their professionalism and support over the past month. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a buyer for the group as a going concern and as a result had to take the regrettable action to close the remaining stores.”

All stores will have ceased operations by December 16, Moorfields said, with all remaining stock to be sold by tomorrow and up to 90 per cent discount on offer.

Blockbuster also had a shop in Haxby Road, though that was listed for closure when the business first went into administration in January this year.

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8:49am Sat 14 Dec 13

heworth.28 says...

So... how long before the Acomb shop becomes a Tesco Express? Sigh....
So... how long before the Acomb shop becomes a Tesco Express? Sigh.... heworth.28

9:02am Sat 14 Dec 13

Dr Brian says...

Shows how far the Press is with "NEWS" the store was closed Wednesday evening!!!!
Shows how far the Press is with "NEWS" the store was closed Wednesday evening!!!! Dr Brian

9:28am Sat 14 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

Message to the highly paid blockbuster board.......Where there is no vision ??
Message to the highly paid blockbuster board.......Where there is no vision ?? smudge2

2:30pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Pedro says...

If you have lost your job - I am very sorry. Know what it feels like. Dust yourself down and go again.
If you have lost your job - I am very sorry. Know what it feels like. Dust yourself down and go again. Pedro

5:42pm Sat 14 Dec 13

MorkofYork says...

It used to be a cloths shop didn't it ? Was it Mardos or something like that ?
I love the TIP-TOP sign where Superdrug was.

Times be moving on.
It used to be a cloths shop didn't it ? Was it Mardos or something like that ? I love the TIP-TOP sign where Superdrug was. Times be moving on. MorkofYork

2:11am Sun 15 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Oh well, looks like those who have a poor internet connection, don't watch films often enough to waste money on LoveFilm subscriptions, and won't don't get movies-on-demand TV channels will now have to resort to borrowing mates movies. Quite what billy-no-mates's will do is anybody's guess.
Oh well, looks like those who have a poor internet connection, don't watch films often enough to waste money on LoveFilm subscriptions, and won't don't get movies-on-demand TV channels will now have to resort to borrowing mates movies. Quite what billy-no-mates's will do is anybody's guess. Magicman!

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