Blockbuster Closing at Six Corners

By Heather Cherone on January 14, 2013 3:39pm 

 The Blockbuster store at Six Corners will close Feb. 13.
The Blockbuster store at Six Corners will close Feb. 13.
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PORTAGE PARK — Movie lovers will have to get their fix somewhere else, as the Blockbuster at Six Corners prepares to close next month.

Blockbuster’s last day in business will be Feb. 13 after the managers of the shopping center declined to renew their lease, store officials said.

A store-closing sale is ongoing, offering discounts on DVDs and other merchandise. The store at 4640 W. Irving Park Road no longer offers rentals.

The company is trying to find a new location on the Northwest Side, according to a store manager, who declined to give her name.

While Six Corners has struggled to attract new businesses and keep storefronts filled, the shopping center at Irving Park Road and Milwaukee Avenue has not had any problem finding tenants, said Ed Bannon, the executive director of the Six Corners Business Association.

The shopping center, which is anchored by Sears and Jewel, also includes Famous Footwear and Marshalls. Representatives from Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group, which manages the center, did not respond to requests for comment.

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