When did the last Blockbuster store close?


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Blockbuster closed its last 300 stores on the weekend of January 11, 2014, including franchise locations in Ocala and Clermont, Florida. The video movie rental company began doing business in the late 1980s. Wayne Huizenga, who formerly owned the Miami Dolphins, guided the company to success in the 1990s.

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In 2004, Blockbuster had about 9,000 stores throughout the United States. However, the company received competition from Redbox DVD vending machines, which offers customers a more convenient and less expensive way to obtain movies and video games. Another development is that many consumers prefer to watch movies streaming on television, on tablets or on demand, while remaining at home.

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