With rental kiosks disappearing in the area, how do you get your movie fix?
Once again, bad news in the movie rental business. Blockbuster announced Tuesday it was canning 3,000 workers and shutting down a few hundred more stores as it dies a slow death at the hands of digital movie viewing. I also noticed some of the company's rental kiosks are disappearing from the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area. The kiosk that stood in front of the QuikTrip on Lawrenceville Highway is gone. And Redbox quickly replaced a Blockbuster kiosk location inside Publix in Shamrock Plaza. I don't think people are watching few movies. So how are you getting your flick fix? Answer our poll and/or explain in the comments section below.
This week we take you to Shamrock Plaza. And the site of an old Blockbuster store that closed a few years ago. What should replace it?
When North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch had no job nearly four years ago, we wanted to work at a movie rental store. We watch a lot of movies anyway. We didn't need much money back then, the economy was a horror show and we were working on other things. We desired only part-time work. Even though we lived in Decatur proper, our quest to work in the movie rental industry took us to Shamrock Plaza – until about two years ago, the site of a decent Blockbuster where we were almost named some sort of shift manager. We don't really remember what happened there. Regardless, we wouldn't have been employed long anyway. The store was closed down along with many in the area as Blockbuster found its profits squeezed across the country by Netflix, …
The new store looks to be the company's second inside the Perimeter.