Blockbusters to close store in Beaumont Leys, Leicester
Blockbusters is to close its store in Beaumont Leys, Leicester with the loss of around five jobs.
The DVD and video rental chain, which has 528 stores, went into administration last week, putting 4,190 jobs in jeopardy.
The store, in Fletcher Mall, is one of 129 store closures which have been announced by administrators Deloitte. There are no plans to close any of the other six Leicestershire stores.
It also has branches at Abbey Lane, Leicester; Narborough Road, Leicester; Loughborough, Coalville, Melton and Market Harborough.
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Administrators would not give a date for when the store would close, only that it would shut "in a few weeks".
Joint administrator Lee Manning said: "Having reviewed the portfolio with management, the store closure plan is an inevitable consequence of having to restructure the company to a profitable core which is capable of being sold. We would like to thank the company's employees for their support and professionalism during this difficult time. We are also grateful to the customers for their continued support."
Blockbuster's collapse on Wednesday came a day after entertainment chain HMV plunged into administration, putting more than 4,000 jobs at risk, including dozens at stores in Leicester and Loughborough.
Leicester-based camera chain Jessops closed all its 187 stores earlier this month after major financial problems, with the loss of around 1,500 jobs, including 177 in the county.