A preview of the confirmed opening date for Retro World’s new Derby store


Check out the wider collection of classic video games, consoles, models, and DVDs available first

The first standalone store of a well-known retro video game company will open this weekend in Derby town centre. Retro World has transformed the former Earwego hearing aid store on The Spot over the past few weeks.

It will open its doors for the first time this Saturday, May 7, when retro gaming fans can see a larger collection of classic video games, consoles, models and DVDs than was stocked in its previous Eagle Market stands and Market Hall.

Jane and Rob Tiochta, a couple from Derby, have run the business for over 20 years and are looking forward to opening their first stand-alone shop, located near the rings and opposite the Derbion entrance.

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Speaking to Derbyshire Live last month, Ms Tiochta said: “Rob and I are really delighted to be opening our new store in the center of Derby, it’s our biggest location to date allowing us to stock an even wider selection of retro games and consoles. We can’t wait to see our customers again because we’ve missed them.”

Retro World exited Eagle Market in July 2019 after more than two decades of trading. It moved to Derby’s Market Hall in January 2020 before trading online again only for the past year or so after the market closed for ongoing renovations.

The couple decorated their new store with video game posters, gaming magazines, glass display cases with dozens of minifigures inside and even Pac-Man themed restrooms. New photos shared with Derbyshire Live have given customers a glimpse of the interior ahead of this weekend’s opening.

Check out the gallery below for a preview of Retro World’s new Derby store ahead of Saturday’s opening:


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