Comcast opens new Xfinity store in Brooklyn Center

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Ribbon Cutting COmcast Store Brooklyn Center
An enthusiastic crowd was on hand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Brooklyn Center Xfinity Store on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Xfinity store manager Steven Nelson (with scissors) is joined on his left by Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot and Councilmember Dan Ryan, along with members of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce and Comcast Twin Cities Region team. Photo: Comcast

BROOKLYN CENTER – Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, joined by officials from the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, this morning presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Xfinity store in his city. The new store is located across the Brooklyn Center Walmart at the former Brookdale Mall shopping center.

The Brooklyn Center store is part of a $1.5 million investment Comcast is injecting into the Twin Cities to open six stores. Comcast senior staff from the Twin Cities regional office said customers can visit the store to speak with trained staff on how they can personalize their home Wi-Fi experience with Xfinity or to buy Comcast equipment, cable and internet packages. Customers can also pay their bills at the new store in person if they wish or visit to upgrade or swap equipment.

“This store gives our customers a chance to interact with staff and interact with our products,” said Rachel Johnson, Comcast Twin Cities Director of Retails Sales. Johnson also emceed the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.

To mark the first day of business Comcast came bearing a gift of $2,500 for the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) which has been in Brooklyn Center for the last 50 years. CEAP provides assistance to low-income families and individuals and those with disabilities.

Mayor Elliott speaking with Mshale after the ribbon-cutting said this is an exciting time for his city as things are looking up and the entry of Comcast into the area is just one example.

“It is great to have them and we look forward to welcoming more businesses into our city,” said Elliott.

The grand opening for the Brooklyn Center store is scheduled for this Saturday, February 15 with fun activities including food trucks.

The store is located at 1560 Shingle Creek Crossing, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.

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  • Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.

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Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.

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Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.

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