The GameStop store in downtown Evanston closed its doors for good on Sunday, March 17, according to Jackie Smith, public relations coordinator for GameStop.
Part of the nation's largest videogame retail chain, GameStop Evanston sold games for PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 consoles as well as home computers at its 920 Church St. location.
Smith said the closing was part of a company-wide restructuring.
"It’s part of our plan to close about 250 retail locations this year," Smith said. "At the same time we’re going to be opening between 60 and 70 locations this year."
The closest GameStop store is located in the Gateway Center at 1751 W Howard St. in Chicago. Customers who shopped at the Evanston location are being directed to that store instead, according to Smith.
"If they’ve got any pre-orders that they’ve placed, that store would be their go-to location to pick up the product that they had ordered and placed on reserve," she said.
Smith said she did not believe GameStop was planning to open any new stores in Evanston in the near future.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information from a GameStop spokesperson.