Verizon Wireless Opens 'Hub' Store In Hialeah

Verizon Wireless Opens 'Hub' Store In Hialeah

5,000-Square-Foot Location Largest in Florida Grand Opening Features Special Events March 23-24

March 22, 2001



Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, has opened a 5,000-square-foot store in Hialeah, the company's newest and largest retail location in the state.

The free-standing store is twice the size of a typical Verizon Wireless outlet to better serve the busy Hialeah market and stand out amid the area's highly competitive retail environment.

"This is a dynamic, important market for us, and a larger store allows for more products and staff to better serve our customers," said Mike Lanman, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. "Also, almost every major national and big box retailer lines this Palm Springs Mile in front of our store. To establish a dominating presence, we needed to go big."

In addition, Hialeah's central location will allow the store to serve as a hub among Verizon Wireless' 16 South Florida retail outlets.

A grand opening celebration is planned for March 23 and 24, with festivities including music, food, refreshments, contests, children's activities, special discounts and giveaways. Miami Dolphins star Richmond Webb will be signing autographs at the store between noon and 4 p.m. on the 24th.

The store, located at 821 West 49th Street, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The telephone number is (305) 819-6443.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.


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