Cellular South celebrates store opening

TUPELO – Cellular South has opened its second store in Tupelo, and it’s throwing a party today to celebrate.
The 3,000-square-foot store, located on West Main Street in the former Hollywood Video store, has been open since Monday. A steady stream of customers has dropped by all week, said store manager Jacob Thomas.
“We’ve been very busy,” he said. “There’s been a lot of interest, especially from customers at our other store who live on this side of town.”
Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless provider, finished a remodel of its North Gloster location last week. The company said it now employs more than 30 people in the Tupelo area and has plans for further expansion.
The company invested $700,000 in its two Tupelo stores, in addition to another $500,000 in enhancing its network.
Sherry Stegall, Cellular South’s senior vice president of sales and customer operations, said the company had been looking more than a year for a “prominent location on Main Street with high visibility.”
Thomas said the store has four employees, but could add more as business increases.

Grand opening today
– The grand opening ceremony for the new store at 2250 W. Main St. will be from noon to 6 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. A live
performance by Cellular South
Emerge artist Ironwood Bluff is from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food, prizes, giveaways
and special offers also will be a part of the grand opening.

Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal

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