Blockbuster Needs Cash in a Hurry. And So, Introducing at Lovers and Inwood, the Outlet!
Which brings me to this: This morning I passed by the Blockbuster at Inwood Road and W. Lovers Lane, a longstanding location. As you can see, it was just rebranded a Blockbuster Outlet -- that's how they answer their phones. The transition's been taking place over the last week, and inside it looks like a going-out-of-business sale -- see for yourself on the other side. Everything's piled high and selling low. But employees insist that location is not among the many Blockbuster's shuttering. It's just an outlet now, one of four in the area.
I called the store to do a follow-up. I was referred to the customer care line, a maze of instructions that ultimately landed me on hold long enough to grow a full head of hair. I hung up. Besides, what do you really need to know: Blockbuster needs money. And it'll raise it one discounted Blu-ray disc and paperback book at a time. Help out a struggling local company. Stock up now. It's Christmas in June.
Update at 3:25 p.m.: I just found Blockbuster's list of outlet stores, posted Friday. There are four in the DFW, but the Inwood location is the sole outlet in Dallas. The other three are in Irving, Fort Worth and Richardson.