|Everything is on sale.|
The Advance Auto Parts store isn’t scheduled to open until 2014, said a spokesperson for the Roanoke, Va.-based company. There are 10 Advance Auto Parts stores within 10 miles of that spot, including one in the Bradlick Shopping Center at the intersections of Backlick and Braddock roads.
Meanwhile, the Blockbuster is having a closing sale, with everything marked down 10 to 30 percent this week and most DVDs priced at $10. If you sign up for Blockbuster’s online service in the store, the first two months are free, said David Gold, the store’s manager. The furniture and shelves are for sale, too.
The Annandale Blockbuster opened in 1988, Gold said, and was profitable. It was one of just a few Blockbusters left in the area after a massive wave of store closings last year. When it shuts down, the only Blockbuster left in the area will be in Woodbridge.
Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2010 and was purchased by the Dish Network Corp. in 2011. Newer options for videostreaming movies like Netflix and on-demand cable services, along with pop-up kiosks like Redbox, have hurt brick-and-mortar movie rental stores. Dish announced plans in January to close about 300 Blockbuster stores, which will leave 500 in the United States.