Comcast opens new Xfinity store in Brooklyn Center

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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.

About Tom Gitaa

Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also 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 DishNetwork 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 such as the president of  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also 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 DishNetwork 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 such as the president of  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

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