Announcing New Verizon Destination Store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

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Today, we announced the newest Verizon Wireless Destination Store … right in the heart of Chicago’s world-famous Magnificent Mile! The store will open Saturday, November 15 at 840 N. Michigan Ave. To celebrate the opening of this iconic location, we have a very special guest who will be our first shopper.

Academy and GRAMMY Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson will join us for the special celebration at 11:11 a.m. and the grand unveiling!

Offering approximately 10,000 square-feet of shopping, this new Verizon Destination Store in Chicago will be our largest store in the country, featuring the latest in wireless devices and accessories running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Spanning two stories, it will spotlight technology through interactive “Lifestyle Zones” where guests can learn about and experience wireless technology in action. Each Zone depicts ways technology can be incorporated into the home, work or on-the-go.

“It’s extremely exciting that Verizon’s first two Destination Stores in the country are right here in the Midwest, where technology is embraced and innovation is inspired,” said Chris Baron, Midwest Area President for Verizon Wireless. “The stores are visual playgrounds that showcase the power of our 4G LTE network around leading-edge gadgets, gear, devices and solutions.”

“Chicago residents and visitors will see the newest in technology, paired with a premier, hands-on shopping experience here on the Magnificent Mile,” said Brian Pascoe, president, Verizon Wireless Illinois/Wisconsin Region. “We will engage with our customers to help them discover all that wireless technology can do for their mobile lifestyles. Our trained Zone specialists are equipped to help walk them through how technology can align with their interests and everyday communication needs in their personal and professional lives.”

Additionally, we will present a $250,000 donation to WINGS Metro, a domestic violence shelter being built on the city’s south side. This will be made possible through our HopeLine® from Verizon program, which provides funds and support to domestic violence prevention and service programs throughout the country. Immediately following the ceremony, Jennifer Hudson will fulfill wish lists created by domestic violence survivors from the WINGS shelter in Palatine, IL.

Also on hand will be DigiTour Media who will bring Vine stars Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson of “Jack and Jack” and social media phenomenon Matthew Lee Espinosa to the store’s grand opening. Throughout the day, they will socially share the store and grand opening experience with their millions of followers.

All are welcome to attend the grand opening celebration! We will be posting photos from the event for those who want to catch it virtually. Be sure to follow the #morechicago and #vzwmidwest hashtags.

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