Grant Thornton LLP is seeking to close the remaining 253 Blockbuster stores in Canada according to a press release issued today.

Approximately 150 of the chain’s underperforming locations had been closed last June and the remaining locations were put up for sale. But no buyer stepped forward so the remaining stores will be closed.

There appeared to be several buyers in May according to a previous press release. But the New York court hearing in regards to the use of the Blockbuster trademark in Canada had been delayed earlier this month.

If the closure of the chain is approved, gift cards will not be honored.