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Last remaining northeast JoCo Blockbuster set to close in early April
Evidence of the ol’ Internet’s impact on brick and mortar operations has reached an interesting local milestone: the closing of the last Blockbuster Video retail location in northeast Johnson County.
An employee of the Johnson Drive Blockbuster in Mission said Tuesday the store was selling all of its inventory and planned to close for good April 7 — though there was a slight chance the liquidation sale could be extended. Once the Johnson Drive location is shuttered, the nearest Blockbuster retail location will be in Westport.
Just a few years ago, Blockbuster still had three retail locations serving northeast Johnson County: on Johnson Drive, at 95th Street and Mission Road location, and at 76th Street and State Line. The State Line location closed in January 2012.
And when the Mission Blockbuster closes in a few weeks, there won’t be a single video rental store left in the entire area…
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