[SeMissourian.com] Mostly Cloudy ~ 52°F  
River stage: 14.42 ft. Falling
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Blockbuster to close Cape Girardeau store

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A local Blockbuster store will stop renting movies and video games Saturday in preparation to close its doors permanently.

The Cape Girardeau location was identified as one of 300 lowest-earning stores nationwide slated for closure, said manager Maryjane Gibbens.

Customers should return all outstanding media by Saturday to avoid incurring late fees, she said.

The store will be closed Sunday to prepare for a liquidation sale of remaining merchandise that will begin Monday and continue through March 24.

Pertinent address:

2502 William St, Cape Girardeau, MO


Fact Check
See inaccurate information in this story?


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on semissourian.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Another business closing four in one week. I'm afraid we have just begun, the Affordable Health Care Act has a lot of businesses nationwide downsizing, reducing worker hours or just closing. Washington better get a hold of this and fine tune the new health care law or the unemployment rate by the first of the year could be right back up there near 10% if not more.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 6:44 PM

The casino made them do it!

-- Posted by Robert Deneke on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 7:21 PM

Swampeastmissouri, That is complete nonsense.

-- Posted by Stuck in Mayberry on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 8:03 PM

Probably had nothing to do with the fact that it is 2013 and NOBODY drives to a store and roams the shelves looking for a movie then drives home, watches it, and then returns it to the store??!?!

-- Posted by variable on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 8:08 PM

Probably had nothing to do with the fact that it is 2013 and NOBODY drives to a store and roams the shelves looking for a movie then drives home, watches it, and then returns it to the store??!?!

-- Posted by variable on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 8:08 PM

Agreed. Blockbuster has been in trouble for years as has all video rental places. In and out of Bankruptcy then bought by Dish Network.Streaming video has captured the Movie market, not the health care law.

-- Posted by 3forone on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 8:55 PM

What's a Blockbuster?

-- Posted by grandma73 on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 9:46 PM

Don't get me wrong, Obamacare will decimate the already fragile economy and stifle any chance of a recovery, but Blockbuster has been circling the drain for years.

-- Posted by variable on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 10:11 PM

Stuck in Mayberry: I run a business and I talk with business owners throughout the midwest you believe what you want too, but this is occurring whether you want to face the truth or not. Businesses with 50 or more employees are already reducing via layoffs to stay under the 50 threshold. You would know that if you ran a business and had to make a payroll which I doubt you never have. Businesses with 50 or more employees that remain are reducing hours on some workers down to part time 30 or less hours a week. Business cannot afford this thing just wait and see and you will see the impact this law carry's which has not been laid out to the public. Like Pelosi said "I guess we will know what's in it when we pass it". This is not Santa Claus land where everything is free everything comes with a price tag and trust me this thing has a price tag attached.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 5:41 AM

I'm surprised Blockbuster stayed in business in Cape as long as it has.

-- Posted by cardsfan61 on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 6:48 AM

REDBOX

-- Posted by ucme on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 7:16 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30...

Stuck in Mayberry I guess this is complete non sense too in your way of thinking. This is another problem that has popped up with the Affordable Health Care Act one of many. The bill was never read by any of our leaders prior to passage.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 8:34 AM

I stopped going after they sold gift cards but then stopped honoring them when they went through bankruptcy court. Good riddance.

-- Posted by cartman89 on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 10:51 AM

Swampeast, what about all of the new businesses that have opened in Cape in the last year, they more than make up for the ones that have closed.

-- Posted by jswonger on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 12:26 PM

Swampeast,you need to calm down and go take your meds.

-- Posted by Stuck in Mayberry on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 7:00 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on seMissourian.com or semoball.com, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.


Map of pertinent addresses
Related subjects