Game store set to close in another blow to Freshney Place shopping center

A popular game and video store in Grimsby’s Freshney Place has announced its closure.

Game, located in the Freshney Place shopping centre, confirmed to customers that it would be closing its store.

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The store sells game consoles, accessories and more and is the latest national retailer to leave Grimsby.

The game was approached for comment, but store staff confirmed the closure today.

It is not known how many employees are about to lose their jobs.

This isn’t the first time the video game retailer has faced closure in the past.

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In March 2018, Game closed the Freshney Place store for five months before reopening in August.

And there were further concerns in January 2020 when Game announced store closures in Mansfield, Canterbury, Watford, Glasgow Fort and Leicester.

One customer said: “It’s sad. I buy a lot of games from them. They have great deals on exclusive games that you can’t get in other stores.

“The nearest store is now in Hull but I’ll just have them posted to my house.”

It comes as New Look is due to cease operations in Grimsby this weekend.

It was thought the fashion retailer would move to a different unit, with Poundland moving into its current site as part of the £17million mall development.

Customers were told they should return items to the store by Sunday January 30 or else they could not as it was closing.

Freshney Square, Grimsby

A New Look spokesperson said: “Unfortunately the New Look store in Freshney Place will be closing in January after the landlord decided to end the lease early.

“While it was therefore not our decision to close the store, we are focused on supporting our store colleagues and, where possible, finding alternative roles for them within the business.”

It also comes as Freshney Place has been placed in receivership following financial difficulties.

It will remain open as normal, with the former Capreon owners continuing to operate the center.

North East Lincolnshire Council said plans for Grimsby’s new cinema and trading floor are still being drawn up.

Receivers Cushman and Wakefield were named Jan. 18.

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