News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Communications Store In West Saint Paul, Minnesota

Grand Opening Includes Donation to Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio

June 21, 2005

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Kristi Nelson
For Verizon Wireless
kjn@lilja.com
952-893-7140

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Verizon Wireless will celebrate the grand opening of its new Communications Store in West Saint Paul on Thursday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m.

The grand opening will be held at the store's location at 1608 South Robert St., and will include a wire-cutting ceremony. Verizon Wireless also will present a $1,500 check to Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio (CLUES), a local organization that provides support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. John Zanmiller, mayor of West Saint Paul, Maureen Acosta of CLUES and Val Vargas, chief executive officer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, will attend the event.

Throughout the grand opening weekend (June 23—25), Verizon Wireless product experts, known as the "Street Team," will demonstrate the latest handsets and services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, ring tones and games.

The new 2,600-square-foot Communications Store is located in a revitalized retail district and serves downtown, the west side and northern Dakota County. It recently relocated from 3324 Promenade Ave. in Eagan.

Store manager Rick McDonald is seeking bi-lingual Spanish and English-speaking employees to better serve the area's consumers. For job opportunities, visit www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

The West Saint Paul Communications Store will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.—6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m.—5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless operates 21 Communications Stores in the Twin Cities, Duluth and St. Cloud. For more information about the West Saint Paul store, call (651) 994-1805.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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