Verizon Wireless opens first Smart Store in central Indiana, aids in domestic violence

From left, Dan Canan of OneZone, Christine Altman, Mary David and Westfield Chamber of Commerce President Jack Russell cut the ribbon at Verizon Wireless’s new Smart Store. (Photo by Jason Conerly)

From left, Dan Canan of OneZone, Christine Altman, Mary David and Westfield Chamber of Commerce President Jack Russell cut the ribbon at Verizon Wireless’s new Smart Store. (Photo by Jason Conerly)

By Anna Skinner

With Verizon Wireless’s new store open at 1950 Greyhound Pass, customers have more options than technology like tablets and phones.

The new business is the first Smart Store in central Indiana, featuring four different lifestyle zones through its 4,095-square-foot interior, including a Get Fit zone, Amplify It zone, Home and On the Go zone and a Power On zone.

In addition to the Smart Store, Verizon Wireless donated a $20,000 HopeLine grant – dedicated to promoting teen-dating-violence-prevention programs for the Domestic Violence Network – as part of the ribbon cutting celebrations.

“Teen dating abuse is a pervasive and devastating issue,” stated Pat Lewis, director of retail sales. “The more we can do to raise awareness at an earlier age, the better. Customers and visitors to the new store can donate their no-longer-used wireless devices and accessories for HopeLine, which then generates grants for nonprofit organizations.”

The Westfield and OneZone chambers of commerce were both present at the Westfield-Carmel store’s ribbon cutting, as well as Kelly McBride, executive director for DVN, and Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman.

“We are very thankful that Verizon Wireless has chosen to invest in our community,” Altman said. “We want to thank them for addressing the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. It will take the work of the local and state government and partners like Verizon and nonprofit parts like Prevail and (Domestic Violence Network).”

The Westfield-Carmel Smart Store is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more, call 317-580-9548, or visit Verizon.com.