Verizon retailer in new building on Sunset is not managed by Verizon

A Verizon retailer called Cellular Sales opened July 3 in a new building at 1200 E. Sunset Drive. The store, which is in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement and across the street from the new Safeway, is the company’s first in Whatcom County.

Cellular Sales sells wireless plans, cell phones, tablets and other electronics. It’s a Verizon Wireless retailer, but it’s not managed by Verizon, said James Welshimer, regional recruiter at Cellular Sales.

Welshimer has hired 16 employees so far and is hiring two more, he said.

Cellular Sales is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The company also has stores in Seattle, Bothell, Tumwater, Aberdeen, Yakima and Kennewick. Its corporate headquarters are in Knoxville, Tennessee, and it has about 545 locations in 27 states, according to a press release from the company

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