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Doc Gooden helps to ‘ring in’ new AT&T Wireless Store in Queens

Ed Bergstraesser, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Doc and Dylan Gooden and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky join the AT&T crew in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

AT&T has always been ahead of the times, and always aware of their customer needs, and with the growing demand for advanced wireless services-the communications company opened a brand new, high-tech wireless store in the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, New York.

Helping AT&T to ring in the newest of 10 stores in the Queens-area was New York Yankees-legend and pitcher of a perfect game Doc Gooden, who joined Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblywoman Grace Meng into welcoming the newest AT&T store to the Queens Center Mall.

“We are so happy and so proud of Doc Gooden and all that you have accomplished, and for being such a great role model for our young kids,” said Assemblywoman Meng at the Grand Opening. “We are also very proud to be here in the opening of the newest edition of the AT&T stores, right here in the heart of Queens-thanks for investing in our community.”

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky also spoke at the Grand Opening, giving people plenty of reasons to get excited about the borough of Queens. The new wireless tore will be bilingual, which will be a vital part in helping the communications company in keeping with the demands of the customers of the area.

“Queens is bustling, as you can see, wheatear you go into Elmhurst or Flushing or throughout the entire county-it is bustling because of the people who moved here,” said Stavisky. “We are a county of immigrants and new Americans and we are welcoming everybody, this AT&T store I know is a bilingual store and to me that is the future of business development.”

Gooden, who appeared from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. interacted with fans of all ages, signing AT&T cards, while also attending a ribbon cutting ceremony to help ring in the new store.  As a part of the grand opening celebration AT&T gave eligible customers $50 off all 4G capable Android smartphones and tablets at the Queens Center Mall.

“Wireless technology is part of our daily lives and I am pleased to see AT&T’s new facility will give Queens residents and business hands on access to the latest electronic devices on the market, “said Council Member Leroy Comrie. “Bilingual representatives being on staff to assist with customer service and technical support is a plus. Helping more people to familiarize themselves with wireless technology will help close the digital divide.”

This store opening was a part of a three-day event that AT&T was holding in the Metropolitan Area, as Yankees-greats Bucky Dent and Graig Nettles helped to open new stores in Union, NJ and Middletown, NY respectively.

The Nettles event will happen on Sunday at the Galleria at Crystal Run Mall in Middletown, as the former Bombers third baseman will sign AT&T autograph cards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Written on February 25, 2012

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