Blockbuster to close remaining US stores

It's the end of an era.

Blockbuster,{}the one-time king of the video rental business,{}is closing its remaining 300 company owned stores in the United States.{}{} It is also{}shutting down its DVD{}mail operation in January.

Less than 10{}years ago,{}Blockbuster had 9,000 stores.

The company will continue as a streaming service available to customers of its parent company Dish Network.

A handful of independent Blockbuster franchise store owners will be allowed to stay in business.