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Blockbuster To Close 72 UK Stores

Published November 18, 2013 by |
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Blockbuster is to close 72 of their 264 UK stores it was announced Monday, resulting in over 450 job losses.

The DVD and Videogame rental retailer re-entered administration last month, linked in part to increased competition from online streaming, direct-mail services and on-demand TV platforms.

The move, which comes just six-weeks before Christmas, will see the majority of the earmarked stores close over the course of the next week.

Speaking to Sky News administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery said:

“This has not been an easy decision to make and we acknowledge that, with Christmas on the horizon, this will be extremely upsetting news to a large number of people most of all those affected by the store closures”

“We must reiterate that, as part of our attempts to turnaround the business, today’s decision is necessary if parts of Blockbuster are to be saved and a buyer found.”

Blockbuster Lincoln - Will remain open

Moorfields Corporate Recovery confirmed the full list of all store closures to Gamebrit:

  • Fort William (High Street)
  • Edinburgh (Tollcross)
  • Dunoon (Argyll St)
  • Greenock (W Blackhall St)
  • Paisley (Causeyside St)
  • Edinburgh (Grt Jnction St)
  • Arbroath (Fsheracre)
  • Inverurie (Constit St)
  • Montrose (High St)
  • Nairn (Leopold St)
  • Falkirk (Grahams Road)
  • Cumbernauld (South Muirhead)
  • Irvine (Riverway Retail Park)
  • Inverness (Sir Walter Scott Dr)
  • Glenrothes (Fife)
  • Dunfermline (Halbeath Rd)
  • Clitheroe (Wellgate)
  • Fleetwood (Poulton Road)
  • North Shields (Preston Rd North)
  • Carlisle (Wigton Rd)
  • Bridlington (Prospect St)
  • Workington (Murray Rd)
  • Whitehaven (King St)
  • Scarborough (Falsgrave Rd)
  • Framwellgate Moor (Beech Rd)
  • Hull (Newland Avenue)
  • Leeds (Morley Queen St)
  • Goole (Boothferry Rd)
  • Ilkeston (South Street)
  • Matlock (Firs Parade)
  • Tamworth (Mill Lane)
  • West Bromwich (Dudley Street)
  • Prescot (Church St)
  • Prestatyn (High St)
  • Evesham (High St)
  • Congleton (Barn Road)
  • March (High St)
  • Wisbech (Norfolk St)
  • Kings Lynn (Railway Rd)
  • Mildenhall (St Andrews St)
  • Ipswich (Woodbridge Rd)
  • Clacton-on-sea (Old Road)
  • Bedford (Kempston)
  • Daventry (Bowen Square)
  • Kettering (Northall Street)
  • Melksham (Market Place)
  • Bridgwater (High Street)
  • Salisbury (Fisherton St)
  • Swansea (Killay)
  • Ebbw Vale (Market St)
  • Southampton (Shirley)
  • Bournemouth (Hldnhurs Rd)
  • Poole (Wimbourne Road)
  • Southampton (Bitterne)
  • Ryde (Union St)
  • Shanklin (Regents St)
  • Maidenhead (Cookham Rd)
  • Sandhurst (Yorktown Rd)
  • Didcot (Broadway)
  • Abingdon (Pchcroft Sh Cnt)
  • Winchester (High Street)
  • Dagenham (Becontree Heath)
  • Petersfield (Chapel St)
  • Dover (Charlton Cnt)
  • Chichester (Market Rd)
  • Caterham (Croydon Road)
  • Willesden (Walm Lane)
  • Croxley Green (Watford Rd)
  • Watford (St Albans Rd)
  • East Sheen (Up Rchmd Rd)
  • Bromley (Westmoreland Rd)
  • Pinner (Marsh Rd)

Discussions with potential buyers for the remaining Blockbuster business are said to be continuing.