Game on: Sonic the Hedgehog helps celebrate computer firm's speedy return to Kingston (From Surrey Comet)
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Game on: Sonic the Hedgehog helps celebrate computer firm's speedy return to Kingston
A computer retailer has made a triumphant return to Kingston - just 19 months after the company went into administration.
Game opened its new store to on Friday - with the help of computer game favourites Sonic the Hedgehog and the Master Chief from Halo.
The celebrations were a far cry from March 2012, when the Game Group entered administration and closed hundreds of stores - including the old branch in the Bentall Centre.
But things took a turn for the better after the company was bought by London-based private investment firm OpCapita just a week after adminstrators were called in - and is now back on the high street.
The new shop opened in the unit vacated by camera store Jessops in Clarence Street, another company which struggled during the recession, and went into administration earlier this year.
Staff from the old Game have even returned to work in the new store.
Game manager James Fleetwood said: “Game has been doing fantastically well, certainly over the past 18 months.
“The last couple of days have been testament to that.
“There has been overwhelming demand for the store to return to Kingston.”
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