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« on: July 22, 2016, 05:56:00 PM »

I just found out yesterday that Hastings filed bankruptcy and all the stores will be closing.  

For the uninitiated, Hastings is a chain of stores that has a variety of stuff.  They rent (and sell) movies, and games, along with books, comics, cards, posters music equipment, CDs, and all kinda of novelty stuff from (like action figures and things) from various pop culture stuff, like action figures from movies, anime, comics book, TV shows, you name it.  

I really liked the place, even though I never seemed to have much money to spend on anything.  I'd get a serious case of "Oh, my God, there's so much cool stuff to look at!  Where to start?" every time I went there. Plus it's been in our area for just over twenty years, so I don't know.. I guess it's silly, but I'm feeling kind of depressed about this.

Anyway, spoke to a worker there (feel sorry for those guys too) and he said they'll probably close in October.  Until then, they'll be doing sales each weeked to liquidate their merchandise.  

I suppose it was inevitable though, what with reading declining, and a lot people getting their movies and music online.  Still there's just something to be said  for actually having a physical place you can go and LOOK at stuff, you know?  
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 10:13:09 PM »

Our local Hastings has been my second home for the last decade or more.
I am truly depressed about this.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 10:40:33 PM »

Lights out, Taps, farewell. The age of the bookstore is concluding, and with it comes a greater loss than we may at first realize.

In the past, the future.
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