The last picture show as Blockbuster in Chester calls it a day

Published date: 17 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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BLOCKBUSTER in Chester closed its doors for the final time on Sunday, resulting in the loss of seven jobs.

The closure came after administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery LLP announced the video rental firm’s remaining 91 stores would close with the loss of 808 jobs.

All remaining stock at the Boughton branch was to be sold off with discounts of up to 90 per cent off sale prices.

To support employees affected by the closures, Moorfields is listing job vacancies at a number of leading retailers on its website.

Joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly said: “It is with regret we have to make the announcement. We appreciate this is a difficult time for all concerned and would like to thank staff for their professionalism and support over the past month.

“Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a buyer for the group as a going concern and as a result had to take the regrettable action to close the remaining stores.”

Blockbuster was placed into administration in January this year, but rescued by Gordon Brothers who bought 264 stores in March.

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