Game store saved from closure

THE Newtownabbey branch of Game has been saved from potential closure after a buyer was found for the chain.

On Monday, March 26, the computer game retailer entered administration and closed hundreds of stores including 13 of its 18 branches in Northern Ireland.

The Abbeycentre branch was one of those spared in the cull - and continues to trade.

Over last weekend the administrators of Game Group announced that the 333 of its UK shops that are still open have been sold to OpCapita.

Henry Jackson, Managing Partner at OpCapita said: “We strongly believe there is a place on the high street for a video gaming specialist and Game is the leading brand in a £2.8bn market in the UK.

“We have assembled a strong team of experienced industry operators to implement the programme of operational change that is needed.”