Wrexham’s branch of Gamestation has escaped immediate closure today after its troubled parent company entered administration.
277 stores owned by the Game Group closed today with some 2,000 workers notified that they had lost their job via a phone call to their store from head office.
The Wrexham branch of Game, which is also owned by the company, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday.
Local rumours suggested that Gamestation on Regent Street had followed suit this afternoon as news of the company’s administration emerged.
However, a staff member took to the store’s Facebook page to deny the claims stating: “Yes folks we’re still here with both doors open.”
Conflicting reports have emerged over whether the store will remain open for much longer, but its future may rest on whether a buyer for the chain can be found quickly.
Wrexham.com broke the news that the future of both stores was hanging in the balance at the start of this month as supplier issues mounted.
Mike Jervis from PwC who has been appointed as joint administrator of the group said: “Our priority is to continue trading the business as normal while we continue to pursue a sale. The recent job losses are regrettable but will place the company in a stronger position while we explore opportunities to conclude a sale.
“My team and I will be doing all we can to help the affected employees at this difficult time.”