SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Just 15 years ago, there were more than 9,000 Blockbuster video stores in the world. At the end of this month, there will be just one.
The remaining Blockbusters are franchise-owned. One is in Perth, Australia, and that is scheduled to close later this month.
That will leave the blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, as the last store standing.
That store’s general manager tells the “Bend Bulletin” it has no plans to close. In fact, the Bend Blockbuster has become a bit of a tourist attraction, with people visiting from as far away as Europe and Asia.
The general manager says the store is opening up to 10 new accounts a day.