The Real Deal Miami

Blockbuster to shutter 300 locations

January 22, 2013 12:00PM

After shuttering nearly 500 stores last year, Dish Network Corp. will close approximately 300 more of its Blockbuster stores nationwide over the next few weeks, according to Dish spokesman John Hall, the New York Post reported. The move, whcih will lay off some 3,000 employees, comes amid media platform changes and competition from online services, such as Netflix, hurt the video rental chain’s business. Although it is unclear precisely which stores are set to close, a search of Blockbuster’s website shows that there are some eight locations in the downtown Miami area. [NYP]Christopher Cameron