Entertainment tech shop CeX to open in Kettering

A CeX shop sign
A CeX shop sign

An entertainment exchange shop will open in the Newland Centre’s last empty unit next month.

The national chain CeX, which buys, sells and exchanges technology and entertainment products like mobile phones, video games, DVDs, computers, digital cameras and music CDs, will take over the former Gamestation in Gold Street in July.

Newlands Centre manager Neil Griffin said: “It’s an ideal replacement and they are a national brand. That’s a big plus.

“It will bring in a younger element because it’s their kind of shop.

“It’s a shop we haven’t had before in Kettering.”

The shop, which has been in talks with the centre since Gamestation closed after going into administration in March, will carry out job interviews this Thursday.

Mr Griffin said the 918sq foot unit was ideal for the retailer.

He said: “They were an ideal tenant to take over. They can even use the same fittings.”

He also paid tribute to the centre’s owners Ellandi, who have filled every unit since taking it over nine months ago.

Mr Griffin said: “Praise has got to go to Ellandi. As the recession has hit they have been more pro-active in looking after existing businesses and enticing new ones in.

“In the nine months they have owned it they have transformed the place.”