Dallas – DISH Network (NASD: DISH), which is acquiring bankrupt video
rental store chain Blockbuster for $320 million, said it plans to keep around
600 Blockbuster stores open, meaning some 1,000 other locations may soon be
closing, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in
September, counting 3,200 stores at the time, but announced closures that left
it with 1,726 stores at the time of its sale to DISH.
At one point, the company
counted 5,700 U.S. stores and 3,300 international locations.