Here is another short post from the Hastings in Tyler, Texas. This store closed a little bit earlier than the remaining Hastings stores which closed on Oct 29, 2016. As you can see, this store had not been updated in a very long time if ever. Sadly the neon on the front of the store was no longer working at night.
The store closed about 2 weeks after these photos were taken. The store was very busy so I was not able to get a lot of good photos. Employees were walking around the store which also made it hard to get photos.
A typical Hastings Superstore had these departments
Movies for sale and to rent
Music CD's and Records both new and used
Video Games for all major consoles for sale and to rent
Books new and used
Fan zone with collectibles from the big 3 major sports and all teams
Toys and collectables
Electronics with TV's, CD players, record players, walkmans, tablets
Guitars and musical instruments
Hobby shop with build it yourself cars and RC cars
Magazines and newspapers
Magic and Pokemon games
Hastings had a lot of things in one store and you could easily spend hours browsing in the store. Hastings was in the beginning stages of adjusting the products in the stores to increase profits when the company went into bankruptcy.
These signs inside of many Hastings stores were dated, they were very faded. The use of trendy looking young adults did not help either.
Looking towards the front of the store in the video section. Check out the old school video sign.
The middle of the store as seen from the back to the front.
More of the middle of the store.
T-shirt wall was still intact. Note the fallen ceiling tile and water stains.
Random poster in an empty section of the book department.
Another old school department sign.
Here you can see the book section. Note the markings on the wall where the designs were taken off.
A view of the middle of the store facing the book department.
Blockbuster movie grab boxes, a fixture of the Hastings closing sales.
The front area of the store. Notice the quirky light fixtures above the registers.