Last stands of 7 retail brands struggling to survive

For most people, the neighborhood Blockbuster is fast becoming a distant memory. But in Eagle River, Alaska, they’re still going strong.

Generally, when a chain shuts down, it shuts down completely. But every now and then a few locations survive, whether because they’re vital to their community, independently run shops where the owners have no intention of following the parent company’s lead or via new owners who want to leave a porch light on as they consider a new approach.

Read more at CNBC.com: Last stands of 7 retail brands struggling to survive

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