The Blockbuster at 3752 Nostrand Avenue will soon shutter, marking the end of the chain’s very last brick-and-mortar outpost in Sheepshead Bay, and the second to last in all of Brooklyn.
We’d like to say it’s a surprise, but, really, the only surprise is just how long Blockbuster lasted. With digital media services like TiVo, Netflix and Hulu making content easily available and affordable for several years now, it’s anyone’s guess how they ever made it past 2008.
But they did. The company even made it another two years before declaring bankruptcy in 2010 and was acquired by Dish Network. Last year, Dish announced they would keep only 500 storefronts open. At its peak, Blockbuster had more than 4,000 stores.
The last remaining Blockbuster in Brooklyn – which may soon close, too – is at 6906 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst.
Thanks to Amy for the photo and tip.