It’s only a couple of weeks since Hobby Toy Game in Obelisk Way announced that it would be closing. A handwritten notice on the door said that it would be open weekends only until further notice.
It would appear that ‘further notice’ has happened fairly quickly. The shop is now empty of stock. Even the impressive Ferris Wheel that used to be in the window has gone.
(And the Eye is running behind lots of Facebook comments in reporting the impending closure of the photographic shop in Camberley’s High Street. One way and another, we’ve spent more than a few pounds in there. But, as we and others say so often, traditional retail is going to shrink considerably. High Streets everywhere are going to have to change or decline. Resisting change – a criticism that we level at the borough council in this context – can have only one result.)