STAFF at GAME in Stratford's Maybird Shopping Park breathed a sigh of relief this week, after it was announced the company's remaining 333 UK stores had been saved.
But this will be little help to the four employees at Gamestation in Stratford Town Square, also part of The Game Group plc, who lost their jobs last week when 277 stores were shut down nationwide when the company went into administration.
Gamestation now stands as just another empty shop in Town Square, although the GAME store at the Maybird centre on Birmingham Road was saved when PwC, Administrator of The Game Group, reached an agreement with OpCapita, a private investment firm specialising in operational turnarounds.
In a statement released on Sunday, OpCapita said: “There are no plans for any further store closures.”
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Stratford’s GAME store has recently slashed its closing time from 8pm to 5:30pm, although a member of staff said this was just because no-one was coming in after 6pm.
He said the opening hours might return to previous times when the evenings get warmer in the summer.
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