Last standing Blockbuster in Texas officially closes

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EDINBURG, Texas (KGBT / CBS Newspath) — The final Blockbuster Video store in Texas is closing its doors. That leaves eight total locations for the once-iconic movie and game rental chain in the entire country--6 in Alaska and 2 in Oregon.

Movie-lovers and the nostalgic alike gathered at the last standing Blockbuster in Texas on Saturday to score some deals—and to pay tribute to a relic that’s been overrun by ubiquitous online streaming services.

The video store standing at the 1500 block of South Sugar Rd. officially closed Jan. 21, but reopened Saturday for a liquidation sale that may last weeks, said franchise owner Alan Payne.

Payne, who purchased the Edinburg store in 2006, said the closing of the location that's been open since the early 1990's is bittersweet.