Game on for Buxton retailer

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A national retailer has returned to Buxton, 18 months after going into administration.

Video game and console shop Game has resumed trading in the Springs Shopping Centre, after shutting down in March 2012 when the firm hit financial difficulty.

The Buxton Game was one of 277 in the UK and Ireland to close down last year.

The new store, which is occupying the same unit in the Spring Gardens precinct, number 13, opened its doors to shoppers today (Thursday).

The move created two full time and four part time jobs and the shop will also be recruiting temporary staff for the Christmas period.

Store manager, Jonathan Foster, said: “Game appeals to shoppers of all ages and is dedicated to introducing epic gaming to customers.

“The Buxton store will include all of the latest releases and will also give customers an opportunity to try out some of the newest games on our demo screens.”

He added: “Our staff are passionate about gaming and will be on hand to give helpful advice and make recommendations to customers.”

Carlon Stewart, The Springs shopping centre manager, said: “I am delighted that Game has chosen to re-open at The Springs. The addition of the store widens the centre’s retail offering and is a great addition for Christmas shoppers.”

High Peak shoppers took to Facebook to express their delight at the news the vacant unit was to be filled.

Ann Gibbs, of Buxton, posted yesterday (Wednesday): “Much better than an empty shop.”

Zoe Tilson, also of Buxton, described the opening as “brilliant”, as it would save her having to shop in branches further afield.

Chapel-en-le-Frith resident Jo Torr, agreed, saying: “Saves me travelling to Stockport or Chesterfield Game. So much better!”

As reported last week, High Street menswear brand Burton left the shopping centre on Saturday, October 26.