Rugby branch of Blockbuster to close down

Blockbuster in Rugby is closing down.
Blockbuster in Rugby is closing down.

DVD rental chain Blockbuster will be closing in Rugby after administrators failed to find a buyer.

Another 30 shops will close over the next few days with the lost of 182 jobs as administrators began a phased closure.

The Rugby branch in Clifton Road is one of the shops to close.

Closing down signs have gone up at the branch, as well as ‘everything must go’ notices.

The closures bring the total so far to just over 100 out of its 264 outlets, with more than 630 retail jobs cut from its 2,000-strong workforce.

Joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly of Moorfields said: “It is unfortunate that we have been unable to secure a buyer to date, and therefore we have had to take the decision to make further store closures.

“We are continuing to review the profitability of the portfolio and may have to make further closures over the next couple of weeks.”

They added more than 30,000 refunds have been made to customers for goods and services not received since Blockbuster went into administration just over two weeks ago for the second time this year.