2020 may have been a big year for video game sales, but it had a very negative impact on other businesses. Cinemas and restaurants were forced to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and video game sales were strong thanks to digital and online purchases, but there was a slight reduction in footprint in physical stores without remote sales. Did. These physical stores are actually feeling the pinch of local blockades and other face-to-face trading restrictions.
You this is worst It’s time to open such a store, but it’s not stopping Richard Tewkesbury. You might remember him from a feature that wasn’t there long ago. Through his Game Boy Shack online store, he has been selling games and mods for years, and he regularly meets at live events throughout the UK, not to mention his stalls, until 2020.
With zero income from the event, Richard instead used it as an opportunity to realize his lifelong dreams. To set up your own physical store in Leicester, your hometown in England. Nintendo Life’s Loughborough headquarters, fact fan).
If you’re tracking a coronavirus pandemic in the UK, you may know that Leicester was one of the first British cities to be blocked earlier this year and is now in “Tier 3”. Hmm. Three layers arranged by the British Government. This allows the non-essential shops to remain open, but the country situation, and in fact the global situation, is still balanced at the knife edge, and the UK blocks the “circuit breaker”. I just got out of. It was repeated again in the near future. Nonetheless, Richard opened his store as planned and found the reception to be incredibly positive.
The super game shack (originating its name) near the city’s major shopping complex is described by its owner as a kind of nerdy paradise. Among them are retro games and systems, Nintendo plush toys, modified Game Boy consoles, video game-related merchandise, and even Japanese sweets and drinks. Richard says he wants to have a small workspace in the store so he can continue to create the trademark modified Game Boy console. And over time, retro fans can visit for old (and new) trade-ins. Games with either cash or store credits. This allows him to maintain healthy sales of used stock.
If you’re in the UK and based in Leicestershire (restrictions don’t allow you to move between counties), be sure to stop by Super Game Shack and say hello to Rich (store from Instagram and Facebook pages). You can also follow). He hopes the store will be successful enough to become a truly permanent fixture in the city. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s perfectly appropriate.
The Super Game Shack is in Unit 4 of Leicester’s Silver Arcade.