Wrexham’s Game store is set to close its doors for the final time next week signalling more bad news for the town’s high street.
The major gaming retailer informed customers of their plans to close the Hope Street branch of their store today via letter.
The store will close on Saturday 24th of March as stocks in the company continue to plummet.
However, Gamestation on Regent Street which is also owned by the Game Group will remain open with customers who have pre-orders placed with Game instructed to collect them from there.
Earlier this month we revealed how the future of Wrexham’s two gaming stores hung in the balance as major gaming suppliers including EA refused to provide them with stock due to credit insurance problems.
Game has since faced further troubles this week as more suppliers turned away from the company.
It remains unclear how many jobs will be lost as a result of the closure although both Wrexham stores are believed to employ 15 staff between them.
When we contacted the Game Group for comment a spokesperson said that they would not comment on the closure of individual stores.
They previously provided us with the following comment in relation to their store closure’s programme: “Our store closure programme is on track as we aim for about 550 stores in the UK by Christmas 2013. We currently have 610 stores, and the closure programme is ongoing. Last week we informed the store teams and landlords of 35 stores of our intention to close.
“As always, we have a detailed plan to help customers to move to another local store or online, and we make every effort to support our people and redeploy them if possible.”
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