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Verizon Wireless Closes in Eureka

The telecommunications wireless company with the "stay connected" marketing approach will no longer connect with Eureka residents at a local retail space.

"Yes, I can hear you now," was the recent advertising theme for Verizon Wireless. But when one calls the phone number in , three other area business alternatives are offered because the number assigned to Verizon Wireless is no longer in service.

Neither is the Verizon Wireless store location at 1741 West Fifth St., which apparently closed abruptly and quietly sometime in the past two weeks.

Ironically in a Jan. 12, 2011, Eureka-Wildwood Patch article, the Verizon store team in Eureka had exceeded its 2010 projected sales numbers. Chris Ellis, Verizon Wireless store supervisor said (at that time), “The slow economy has not affected our business. We actually exceeded our sales goals."

What a difference a year makes in this still-churning economy!

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Verizon Wireless was the largest wireless communications services provider in the United States with 108.7 million subscribers as of the end of 2011, according to online industry sources.

Wes Sir May 31, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Actually the store closed May 1st. I stopped by the week of May 7th and found it closed. A sign on the door siad it closed May 1st.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Thanks, Wes, for the update. It doesn't appear the Wildwood-based Verizon Wireless is open now either.
Sree September 21, 2012 at 06:38 AM
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Travis Corley December 09, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Just so everyone knows, the Wildwood store is open.
Travis Corley December 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM
You would think that someone who writes this stuff for a living would do a little more fact checking. Julie Brown Patton is an idiot.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) December 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Travis Corley, name-calling violates the Patch terms of agreement to which you agreed to use this site. In the future, you can voice your opinions without the nastiness or your comments will be deleted, per these terms. You will notice this article was about the Eureka store, not the Wildwood location. Several calls placed to Verizon to try to get a Wildwood company representative to explain went unanswered. At the time, feedback from readers who were Verizon customers also indicated the Wildwood location was in flux. The Verizon company did not do a stellar job of communicating about this situation (period).

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