Report: Last Blockbuster in Florida closing soon

It used to be a tradition for families and friends, picking up a movie and a pizza on a weekend.

Now, the final vestige of a once-popular business, the last Blockbuster store in Florida is set to close soon, TCPalm reports.

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The store, in the Sabal Palm Plaza in Fort Pierce, has been open more than 22 years and will shut its doors within weeks, according to TCPalm.

And once the location at U.S. 1 and Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce closes, there will be just a few dozen stores left, mostly in Indiana, Texas and Alaska.

"We are proud to say that with the support of our Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie community all these years, we managed to outlast every other Blockbuster store in Florida as well as the eastern half of the United States," store owner Chas Averbook told TCPalm.

Averbrook will close once he's finished selling his collection of about 9,000 videos, TCPalm reports.

Blockbuster shuttered its company-owned stores in 2013 and halted its video-by-mail service in January 2014.

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