Blockbusters set to close in town

nrhn 240113 Blockbuster, Ripley
nrhn 240113 Blockbuster, Ripley
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Blockbusters in Eastwood is set to close down.

The shop in Nottingham Road has survived two rounds of national closures over the last year as the firm battled with flagging sales.

But, after going into administration last month, a buyer for the rental and DVD chain was not found, and all remaining branches will now close.

Joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly said: “We appreciate this is a difficult time and would like to thank staff for their professionalism.”

The firm – it hard by supermarkets and online rentals – was rescued in March from an earlier administration.