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Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores (Charlotte, NC Edition)

August 14, 2015 / 8:30 AM

By: Matthew Williams


In today’s entry of Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores, we visit the metropolitan area of Charlotte, NC.

Tucked within the Queen City’s metropolitan confines are nine retro game stores that you’ll be longing to explore. Scattered around the western part of the area is a local chain of retro game stores called Gamers Alley, which can be found in the suburban cities of Cramerton, Dallas, and Gastonia. Other boutique stores around the area include: GameSwap (Lincolnton), The Grid (Charlotte), Play It Again Games (Concord), Retro Reboot (Pineville), Save Point Video Games (Charlotte) and Video Game World (Huntersville).

Are we missing a retro video game store from Charlotte not on this list? Do you have a story you’d like to share about one of these stores? Feel free to let us know in the comments section!


Store Name: Gamers Alley
City: Cramerton
202 Market St
Cramerton, NC 28032

Store Name: Gamers Alley
City: Dallas
Windsor Park Shopping Center
3128 Dallas High Shoals Hwy
Dallas, NC 28034

Store Name: Gamers Alley
City: Gastonia
2212 Union Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054



Store Name: GameSwap
City: Lincolnton
213 N Aspen St
Lincolnton, NC 28092



Store Name: The GRID
City: Charlotte
9605 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28262



Store Name: Play It Again Games
City: Concord
8635 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027



Store Name: Retro Reboot
City: Pineville
315 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134



Store Name: Save Point Video Games
City: Charlotte
8640 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28213



Store Name: Video Game World
City: Huntersville
105 S Old Statesville Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

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About the author /

Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.


    • Matthew Williams

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you for the reply! It is local, user-submitted content and tips like yours that are most appreciated in these articles. I have updated the article accordingly to reflect The GRID.

      Thank you again!

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