With the local Blockbuster closing, Tabloid Baby blogs that the community at the far end of Sunset Boulevard from Downtown — home to Hollywood heavies such as Steven Spielberg, Kate Hudson "and until yesterday, Peter Graves" — will be without a bricks-and-mortar video outlet. "The Blockbuster...never extended itself to the community, nor took advantage of its opportunity to cater to or promote the local Hollywood insiders and royalty, and as a chain store stuck in a small town was often staffed by sullen unknowledgeable employees who may as well have been working down the road at Quizno's," says TB.
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