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Blockbuster in Royal Oak to Close

Dish Network is closing 300 Blockbusters stores across the country.

Dish Network Corp, which owns Blockbuster, plans to close 21 stores in Michigan this spring, including the one in Royal Oak. 

The Blockbuster at 27942 Woodward Ave. will close March 24. Aside from Red Boxes in the area, Thomas Video at 4732 Rochester Rd. will be the only video rental spot in Royal Oak.

The closures are part of an announced plan to close 300 stores across the country. According to a story in the Detroit News, the closures include stores which were underperforming or were near the end of their leases. 

About 500 Blockbuster stores were closed last year. 

The Royal Oak location has stopped renting movies and begun the liquidation process. 

Prices on older movies are $9.99 this week. New movies are priced between $9.99 and $14.99. The store is offering 10 percent off new DVDs and Blu-Rays and 20 percent off of games. 

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