Originally I think it was Block Buster.
I'm willing to bet if you investigate the ruins it will provide your Civilization +20 Culture. If they left an employee behind maybe even a free Settler.
There's a tale that a disgruntled employee comitted suicide here and still haunts the place to this day.
On some nights you can hear the endless sound of VCR tapes being rewound well past closing time and the employee muttering something about revenge.
The employee supposedly tore open a VCR tape and fashioned it into a noose. That's why you should always be courteous and rewind your tapes before returning them. The vengeful spirit vowed to exact revenge until all tapes were returned and rewound properly. However, since the store went out of business shortly after, many tapes did not get returned and the spirit is doomed to wander those empty halls for all eternity.
Many mysterious "anomalies" stsrted occurring around the store. Lights flickering. Cars stalling for no reason. Several missing persons reports were filed with people last seen near the store. One girl was found with what seemed like very large claw marks. 4 fingers and a thumb. She claimed to be attacked by a large dog. The thing is...dogs attack with their mouth, they don't have claws large enough to attack a human with.
Locals just avoid the place altogether these days. It seemed that staying away was the best way to prevent strange things from happening
Or at least, that was the tale. Until strange things started happening in the homes of people with unreturned Blockbuster rentals...
Someone needs to photoshop Randy Marsh in the window of it.
The old Blockbuster in my city is now a 25% coffee house and 75% dentist office combo.
Whenever I see an old abandoned blockbuster I immediately think of the South Park episode.
Growing up my parents would take us to Blockbuster every once in a while and man it was a huge treat. We would walk every aisle looking for a good movie or game. Absolutely loved going there.
There would be a weekly ritual where people from all walks of life would gather to roam the aisles and pick a good movie each Friday night.
I'll hold out for the ruins of Best Buy. You could build a swanky club in the husk of a Best Buy.
I wonder if the black licorice next to the candy is still there?
Who left behind a perfectly good Pontiac Sunfire?!
As a kid I looked forward to turning 18 so I could rent my own movies at blockbuster ;(
Unless my eyes deceive me, I think this is the one on 8th Street in Saskatoon
I always went to this place called Family Video growing up
Rented Pokémon movies all the time.
Let it be known, there is still an operating Blockbuster in Soldotna, Alaska as well.
I found a $20 blockbuster gift card the other day. I could probably buy the entire company with that