Microsoft opens 3rd Arizona store in Chandler

CHANDLER, Ariz. — When Microsoft Corp. made the decision five years ago to open its first retail location, it looked to Arizona. The first store was in Scottsdale. Now, 109 stores later, the company is opening its third location in the state. In addition to the original Scottsdale store and one in Tucson, the new location in Chandler Fashion Center is open for business.

The 1,800-square-foot store will feature a full range of Microsoft products, such as computers, video games, phones, and the recently introduced Microsoft Band, the first device powered by Microsoft Health that interfaces with customers’ smartphones.

The new store has created 32 new retail jobs. One of the store’s signatures is its free answers desk, where customers receive advice on all matters tech, regardless of where a device was purchased.

Jonathan Adashek, Microsoft’s general manager of communications strategies, told local reporters the Chandler location was chosen due to customer demand, citing The Valley as a major market for the company. Adashek stressed the company’s commitment to “choice, value and service.”

The Chandler Microsoft store is also planning to make community contributions, with over $2 million allocated for tech grants in the area.

Source: Phoenix Business Journal


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