It's game over for 349 full-time employees who staff the Electronics Boutique distribution center in Coatesville, Pa. Dallas-based GameStop, which completed its purchase of the videogame retailer in October, announced that the 314,000square-foot DC will close by next summer.
The closure will also result in the loss of 136 temp jobs filling orders during the fourth-quarter peak holiday shipping season. GameStop spokesman Chris Olivera confirmed that GameStop will use its own DC in Dallas, as well as a second facility in Louisville, Ky.
The distribution center was open barely a year before word came of the closure. Officials in Sadsbury Township had lobbied hard for the DC, offering a $4.1 million state incentive package to Electronics Boutique for building its DC in the area.