GameStop votes confidence in Bray retail sector



A recent decision by the GameStop chain to move to a larger store on the town’s main street represents a vote of confidence in the Bray retail sector.

According to Gabriel Dooley of estate agents Dooley Auctioneers, while there can be no doubt that many local shops and stores have been experiencing tough trading conditions over recent years, the GameStop move showed that for the right business, Bray continues to offer excellent retail opportunities.

“At a time when out-of-town shopping and online sales continue to pose significant challenges to local traders, GameStop provides a great example of how a locally based retail business can not only succeed but prosper, providing they come up with a successful customer offer with strong appeal to the local market,” he says.

His comment follows Dooley Auctioneers’ recent let of the large (2,000 square feet) Zone A unit at 8 Main Street, to the retail giants. GameStop had previously been based at a smaller outlet at 36 Main Street, where it had successfully traded for a number of years prior to its recent move.

“Bray has always been regarded as a busy shopping town and with a population of well over 30,000, it continues to offer great potential for any retailer looking to launch a new venture or expand an existing operation,” he adds.

Dooley Auctioneers is also handling the let of GameStop’s former premises at 36 Main Street, which is also in a prime Zone A location, just a short walk from the local civic centre and Bray’s iconic Town Hall.

“The property comprises a substantial and versatile space that lends itself to a wide variety of commercial uses,” Gabriel Dooley says. “As the previous tenants proved, it would make a smart move for the right retail, commercial or service-based business that wants to showcase its business in high footfall area with excellent street frontage.”

For further information, contact Dooley Auctioneers. Tel: 01 20 10 300