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Athens Blockbuster among hundreds closing nationwide

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The Athens Blockbuster location is one of 300 closing nationwide. The Athens Blockbuster location is one of 300 closing nationwide.
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

After years of serving millions of customers, Blockbuster Video rental stores are coming to an end.

Blockbuster's parent company Dish Network, announced Wednesday it's closing 300 stores. About 2,800 people are expected to lose their jobs.

Some of those people who will lose jobs are in Athens. There's still a store in business there but according to the sign on the building it has 16 days left until it closes its doors.

According to the Dish Network's announcement, about 50 U.S. stores will remain open.

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