An Irvine gaming store is now officially shut after the firm went into liquidation this week

Game Centre, which first opened in Irvine in the nineties, thanked its customers over the years as it announced it had now ceased trading.

A statement on their website saying ‘Goodbye and thanks for the good times’ directed customer queries to insolvency firm Begbies Traynor.

It said: “Unfortunately Games Centre has ceased trading. We would like to thank all our customers both instore and online for your support over the last 25 years.

“We would like to say a special thank-you the people of Ayrshire for having us as part of your community. For further information please contact Begbies Traynor on +44 (0)141 222 2230

Writing on Facebook, one staff member said: “I’m sorry I haven’t messaged anyone back regarding the Games Centre Irvine situation but I can now say the store is officially closed.

“Thanks for everyone’s constant support and it’s been great to meet everyone and share stories and memories with you all. 

“To all my staff I have worked with throughout the years you have all been very special to me and I’m glad to have shared the time I did with you."