OKEMOS - A new Sprint store in Okemos celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 23 at 11am.
Representatives from Meridian Township, Meridian Area Business Association (MABA), and the Lansing Chamber were present at the celebration.
The new Sprint store is located at 3520 Okemos Rd, Suite 9, Okemos, MI 48864.
Bill Karl, the Store Owner and Manager, has been in the business for more than twenty years.
“The purpose of this ribbon cutting celebration is to have people come in to see and understand who we are, what we do, and where we want to go," said Karl.
His vision for the store is to increase sales and profits for the business, and to give back to the community.
When asked why he chose this location, Karl said, “There’s a lot of stuff going on here in Okemos, with the location here on Okemos Road, it is busy. There is a lot of traffic through here. It’s right off the highway, easy to park. It’s easy for people get in and out as they have to”.
Karl says the customers will get world class service from his store.
“You're not just going to come in, you're not just a number to us, you’re not just a new phone activation, you’re not just buying accessory. You're going to help grow our families and grow our families' families. If we don’t have you guys here supporting us, we are not going to make this community”, says Bill.
Meridian Township Economic Development Director Chris Buck attended the celebration. He commented, ”We’re here at the Sprint store. Congratulations to them for the grand opening here in Meridian Township. I think they’ve picked a fantastic location. We’ve got a lot of new businesses opened up around them, a lot of new population moving into this area. It’s one of our best and highly traveled intersections here. And they’ve done a beautiful job with the space. I wish them all the best in the world".