Verizon Wireless is reopening its store in Fairview Heights on Thursday, but this time the store will be more than a showroom for cellphones.
The store at 9502 N. Illinois St. closed in March and temporarily relocated to an adjacent shopping center. The store will open Thursday at 10 a.m.
The wireless company is opening what it is calling a “smart store,” which will provide local consumers an opportunity to test phones, gaming, fitness and home security systems.
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