Mission Blockbuster part of nationwide closure

Customers of the Blockbuster at the Junction Mall need to find a new place to rent videos as of June, as the shop was included in a nationwide shutdown announced earlier this week.

Grant Thornton Ltd, the receiver tasked with selling Blockbuster Canada, released a list of 146 stores that will close.

In addition to the 26 B.C. stores, 66 in Ontario, 19 in Quebec, 15 in Alberta, 11 in Manitoba, five in Nova Scotia, three in New Brunswick and one in Prince Edward Island will close.

“As part of the consolidation process, Blockbuster Canada Co. will be conducting a clearance sale for a large portion of its movies and games inventory at savings of at least 30 per cent off regular prices. Clearance sales will be conducted at the stores being closed,” said a Thornton rep, noting that interest in the rest of the shops “remains strong.”

The sale began at the Mission location last Friday, and business was brisk from the moment the doors opened.