Matlock Blockbuster to close

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Matlock’s Blockbuster store is to close soon as the toubled DVD rental company continues to struggle.

The joint administrators of to Blockbuster confirmed today that another 164 stores are to close nationally – three of which are in Derbyshire.

The Mercury is awaiting a statement from the store manager, but a Blockbuster spokesperson said that around five employees would soon be jobless.

Lee Manning, joint administrator, said: “We have continued to review the performance of individual stores since our appointment a month ago and have concluded that further closures are neccessarry in order to restructure the company for sale.”

While an official closing date has not been given for the Matlock store, the spokesperson confirmed there would be “a number of closing down promotions” as stores accross the UK wind-up trading.