Video Stores Busted by Internet Sources

March 10, 2011 Rachel Freeman 0

In this digital age, the convenience of the Internet has put video rental sales on the brink of extinction. Blockbuster, once a movie rental powerhouse, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2010. The company announced in 2009 that 960 stores would be closed by 2011. Shifts in media consumption have affected both Dutchess and Ulster County, as Blockbuster stores in Poughkeepsie, Pleasant Valley, Kingston and New Paltz announced they will be shutting their doors. The stores remain open, but only to sell merchandise at a highly discounted rate. Nicole Curcio […]