Thursday 22 October 2020

Geek Retreat to open 100 new shops

Online and grocery retailers and tech giants are not the only sectors to have prospered during the coronavirus pandemic.

Geek Retreat, an inclusive comic book store, cafe and events hub rolled into one, plans to further expand with 100 new shops nationwide over the next 2 years. This is due to the popularity of entertainment brands such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

Geek Retreat boss Peter Dobson told the BBC, "During the pandemic, while our gaming events have had to stop and the hospitality side of our business is more difficult, our stores still have loyal communities who support our retail side.

"We have made sure all of our stores are welcoming and accessible to gamers whatever their interests, providing a place for our loyal customers to get out of the house and play safely post-lockdown."

The retailer, which opened its first store in Glasgow in 2017, said it expected to open sites in Bournemouth, Northampton and Liverpool in the coming months.

It is always a pleasure to share a positive story from the geek community.

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