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- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss
The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.
The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.
2. Five to Watch
- Saturday, March 19, 2016
“You can’t live in Memphis without some kind of side hustle, right?” That’s the way former WMC-TV reporter Lauren Squires Ready sees it. Her side hustle, the passion project she’s been pursuing in her free time separate from all the writing, reporting and live shots as an on-air news personality?
3. Welcome to the New Era of Automation
- Monday, May 4, 2015
When Netflix put the video rental retail stores in their coffins, there was still a sizable segment of people who missed the convenience, were suspect of a mail-order or streaming subscription service or simply didn’t have the connectivity to enjoy it.
4. Borders' Seeks Approval to Liquidate
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There will be no storybook ending for Borders. The 40-year old book seller could start liquidating its 399 remaining stores as early as Friday.
The chain, which helped pioneer the big-box bookseller concept, is seeking court approval to liquidate its stores after it failed to receive any bids that would keep it in business. The move adds Borders to the list of retailers that failed to adapt to changing consumers' shopping habits and survive the recession, including Circuit City Stores Inc., Mervyn's and Linens 'N Things.
5. Judge Expected to Rule on Blockbuster’s Future
- Friday, March 11, 2011
A judge was expected to rule Thursday on whether movie-rental chain Blockbuster Inc., operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, can sell itself to a group of investors or will be forced to liquidate.
6. Blockbuster Closing Last Two Memphis Storefronts
- Thursday, February 3, 2011
In a matter of days, Memphians will no longer be able to visit a store and make it a Blockbuster night.
Every remaining Blockbuster store in Memphis is either closing or planning to close, signaling the end of the video rental chain's days in Memphis, the dominance of order-by-mail alternatives like Netflix and the convenience of kiosks like Redboxes.
7. Blockbuster’s Chap. 11 Won’t Impact Memphis
- Friday, September 24, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Blockbuster Inc., once the dominant movie rental company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, reeling from mounting losses, rising debt and competitors that have better catered to Americans' changed media habits.
8. Blocked and Tackled
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The credits have rolled on a four-year-old legal drama between Dallas-based movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. and the franchise group that runs Blockbuster stores in Shelby and Davidson counties.
9. Blockbuster Suit Meets With Failed Injunction Request
- Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Dallas-based movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. has won an early round in a three-year-old dispute between it and the franchise group that runs Blockbuster stores in Shelby and Davidson counties.
10. After Gridlock, Blockbuster Suit Flares Anew
- Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Nothing probably seemed out of the ordinary to Blockbuster Inc. customers who visited the chain’s Memphis-area stores in the past few days looking for one of the week’s new releases, such as “Doubt” or “Yes Man.”
11. Blockbuster, Franchisee Suit Moves to Mediation
- Thursday, July 3, 2008
A Hollywood ending may be in store for a nearly two-year-old federal lawsuit filed in Memphis that deals with issues surrounding the growth of Blockbuster’s video rental empire.
The breach of contract lawsuit filed against Blockbuster Inc. by Southern Stores Video Inc. – the franchise ownership group for Blockbuster stores in Shelby County – is headed toward mediation, according to the court docket in the case. The suit was filed in September 2006 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
12. Local Franchise Group Sues Blockbuster for Breach of Contract
- Tuesday, November 27, 2007
When video rental giant Blockbuster Inc. acquired the movie-downloading service Movielink LLC in August, the purchase was aimed at kicking the rental company's performance up a notch.
That acquisition someday will allow Blockbuster customers to download movies straight to their PCs or televisions instead of getting in their cars to drive to the nearest retail store. But where customers may one day see convenience and the company a revenue boost, the franchise group that runs Blockbuster's Memphis-area stores already sees a glaring breach of contract.
13. Blockbuster Q4Net Income Down
- Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Blockbuster Inc. reported Tuesday net income of $12.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, down from net income of $18 million for the fourth quarter of 2005.
For the full-year 2006,
14. Blockbusted! Local franchisee sues Blockbuster Inc., alleges Dallas company 'undercut' its business
- Friday, January 5, 2007
Fred Montesi III, a member of the well-known Memphis grocery family, was one of the first Blockbuster franchise holders in the United States.
He opened the video rental company's first store in Memphis in the late 1980s, later growing his Blockbuster franchise operation into one of the largest in the country.
15. Archived Article: Video Chg
- Monday, December 29, 1997
1645 N Germantown Blockbuster, Hollywood Video to add stores in Cordova By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, the first and second ranked video store chains in the country, have each started construction on new stores ...