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Portsmouth native opens video game store

Video Game Remedy is located in Middletown

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PORTSMOUTH — Alex Daglis, born and raised in Portsmouth, is finally having his dream come to fruition with the soft opening today, June 9, of his store Video Game Remedy in Middletown. A grand opening celebration will be announced soon.  

Video Game Remedy, located at 999 West Main Road, hopes to be the go-to video game store for Aquidneck Island and surrounding areas. Focusing on preowned games, retro gaming, and trading cards, Mr. Daglis said he’s excited to share his love of gaming with islanders. He said he’s also hoping to share his passion in restoring arcade cabinets and having arcade nights soon.

The 2006 graduate of Portsmouth High School said he knew there was a lack of a quality gaming shops on Aquidneck Island. He wanted to see arcades, Friday Night Magic, and fighting tournaments brought to the island. He worked for years in corporate retail before taking a chance on bringing his vision to Middletown.

The store, also known as VGR, will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Along with retail sales, VGR will be accepting trade-ins of all working retro and current generation, games, peripherals, and systems. 

VGR is also introducing the VMI-Hybrid disc repair machine from Venmill Industries. Said to be the only one of its kind on Aquidneck Island and surrounding areas, the Hybrid uses advanced hydro-optic polishing technology on all types of discs.

With the current COVID-19 restrictions, VGR will be following all state-mandated provisions and will have a grand opening event scheduled later this summer.

For more information, call 401/227-8552 or e-mail videogameremedy@gmail.com.

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