It's sad, I remember when Blockbuster wasn't even in my top 3 favorite places to rent videos. Hell, I remember when Blockbuster even had a good selection of movies--before the Great Purge in the late '90s, when all the VHS were discarded and the selection of movies shrunk down to just a few blanket categories, "ACTION", "DRAMA", "COMEDY", etc. Carrying more and more copies of the same new releases (or straight to DVD clunkers often) meant offering fewer movies.
But today the last Blockbuster near, or indeed the last video rental place anywhere outside of a Redbox, is closed and although the big letters have been taken off the storefront, you can still read the impression they left behind clearly. When I went in next door to order my usual Chinese take out I could see the manager standing in the empty room alone, texting on her phone. She always always played the same weird dance mix of Michael Jackson songs every time I stopped in while she was working, and I stopped in often during the final weeks of the closing sale, to stock up on $1.99 blu rays or buy fixtures from the store to use elsewhere. I always imagined she had been personally devastated when MJ died a couple years ago, and so she only played these extended remixes in public so she could keep her emotions in check and not sob uncontrollably in view of strangers. Nobody else who worked there ever played that CD, that's for sure--I bet they are glad they never have to listen to that again though.