Here we are at the Hastings closing sale in Waco, Texas. This was the only store I visited that had the 2016 store upgrades. The company began rolling out these upgrades just before they went bankrupt. I believe the exterior signs were part of the upgrade as well, but I am not sure.
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.
The books were not always this messy.
The vintage signage in the store was still in place. Most of the interior improvements were product placement related. Movies and music were moved to the back of the store and the collectibles were given a more prominent place towards the front of the store.
Near the back of the store looking towards the music and movie departments.
Looking towards the entrance door from the back of the store.
Music department facing the front of the store.
In the collectible/comic area looking towards the front of the store.
Movies were moved to the back of the store next to the CD's.
A larger t-shirt and trends department than the normal Hastings store carried.
The central information station near the comics and collectibles.
One of the interesting programs that Hastings had. This was the only store where I saw this subscription service advertised.
A view of the book side of the store near the magazine racks.
Not pictured the video game section at the front of the store near the checkouts. Photo came out way too blurry to post here.
There are still more Hastings stores to come, stay tuned.