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New Sprint store to fill out interior retail space in Strawberry Square

A Sprint store will open in this space in Strawberry Square.

Harrisburg cell phone users soon will have a new option to browse and buy, as a Sprint store is coming to Strawberry Square.

Rahim Ali, CEO of Techtel Communications, said that his company will have a soft opening for the store on May 27.

The new store will occupy about 1,300 square feet of first-floor space that formerly housed the supplement and vitamin company, GNC.

“We really liked the location of Strawberry Square, because it’s basically the center of downtown,” Ali said. “We felt that we would get the most exposure there.”

Front Royal-Va.-based Techtel operates a number of Sprint stores in Virginia and West Virginia. The Harrisburg location will be the company’s third retail location in Pennsylvania, Ali said.

Ali said that his company will offer new customers several specials and incentives during its first two weeks in Strawberry Square, including discounts for service and accessories.

Brad Jones, CEO of Harristown Enterprises, which owns Strawberry Square, said that Sprint brings the complex to full capacity for interior retail.

“Harristown is excited to welcome Sprint to Strawberry Square to lease our last indoor retail space available,” Jones said. “Sprint has a strong commitment to customer service, and we look forward to having them join our growing family of retail, office and residential tenants.”

In other Strawberry Square news, Jones said that he expects Curry in a Hurry, a food court outlet for Shipoke’s venerable Passage to India restaurant, to open in early June, a month later than originally planned, as the build-out has been delayed by several weeks.

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