Blockbuster gives landlord exit notice
Last Updated: 11:36 August 15, 2013
Stephen Tebo, the owner of Tebo Development Co., said this week that Blockbuster LLC has given 60 days notice that it plans to terminate its lease at the location, where it's done business since the 1990s. Tebo said he expected Blockbuster to be out of the building by about Oct. 1, though he wasn't totally sure whether the store was closing or simply moving.
John Hall, a media relations representative with Blockbuster owner Dish Network Corp., said Wednesday that he didn't have information on the Boulder store and referred questions to its management. Reached by phone, a manager at the store said she didn't have information on the matter and wasn't authorized to speak on such topics.
Englewood-based Dish Network announced in January plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores, and then earlier this month announced that it planned to close 100 more by the end of October.
"As far as I know, they're closing," Tebo said. "I don't know why they'd move."
Tebo said he's already had serious interest in the 5,444-square-foot end cap location, which is next door to the Tebo Plaza near the intersection of 28th Street and Glenwood Avenue, from a retail chain and a bank.
"We've actually already gotten some great activity on the space," Tebo said. "There isn't a lot of space available along 28th with that type of visibility."
The store in Boulder is one of two Blockbuster stores remaining in Boulder County, according to the company's website, with the other located at 1751 Hover St., in Longmont.
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