Hastings in Carlsbad closing

Hastings Entertainment Superstore in Carlsbad has started a liquidation sale.

Its parent has filed for bankruptcy, and 123 company stores plan on closing.

Now the store offers 10 to 30 percent off on everything.

Manager William Durham tells the Current-Argus that the store expects to sell everything by the end of October. However, he says the store’s closure depends on when all items sell. It keeps receiving shipments from the company’s warehouse.

Durham says his store employs 20 people. The number of customers has increased since the sale started.