A POPULAR gaming retailer has opened a new store in the city centre.

Gamersheek, which opened its first physical shop in 2021, has expanded to a bigger location in the Buchanan Galleries. 

The newly fitted store, which opened on Sunday, April 15, offers shoppers a huge range of video games, apparel, gaming memorabilia and collectables. 

It is also the UK's largest supplier of Nendoroid, the popular Japanese figurines. 

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The Glasgow-based independent retailer was launched online in 2015 by managing director and founder Sean Lincoln. 

The company had a record turnover just shy of £1.4million in 2021 after the 2020 lockdown saw video game sales in the UK jump by 30%. 

Sean said: "It has been a strange year for sure, not many people would have been crazy enough to open a store in the middle of a pandemic. 

"But we were able to provide people with a sense of escapism during a year of uncertainty, which, in turn, has helped grow and nurture Gamersheek’s loyal customer base.

"It’s thanks to those dedicated customers who have helped me achieve my dream of opening this store here at Buchanan Galleries.

"I am incredibly excited to now welcome them through the doors of this new store and witness their reactions.

"It’s bigger and it’s better with an exciting new product range, offering customers a unique experience not seen anywhere else in the UK."

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Kathy Murdoch, centre manager at Buchanan Galleries, said: "It’s thrilling to see a local, homegrown brand with such a fiercely dedicated following achieve such amazing retail success, despite the challenges we’ve faced in the last two years.

"It just goes to show that the demand for home entertainment and gaming products remains unwavering.

"Buchanan Galleries continues to support Gamersheek with its impressive growth, and we all wish Sean and his team all the very best with the new store."

We previously reported that a plan to demolish Buchanan Galleries is underway to allow for a massive transformation at the top of Glasgow's famous shopping street. 

The proposal is to "replace" the shopping centre with a multi-purpose shopping, residential and office quarter with street-level entry to shops.