Verizon Chicago Destination Store Wins A.R.E Awards

March 25, 2015

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For any brand to stand out in Chicago's Magnificent Mile, it takes strategic planning and bold design. To stand out as a wireless service provider takes even more. Verizon’s 2015 Association Retail Environments Awards [also known as the A.R.E. Awards] prove that the Chicago store takes the retail experience above and beyond the ordinary.


By partnering with Chute Gerdeman and Sparks, the latest Verizon destination store is not only a design standout, but also, a harbinger of the charm and history the city of Chicago offers. The Association Retail Environments Awards recognize the Verizon retail store in the following categories:


Best Hardline Specialty Store


Best In-Store Communication


“I take tremendous pride in stating that the partnership of the Sparks team throughout all phases of this Destination Program as well as our Smart Store Program is tremendously valued and appreciated.” —Kevin Fernandes, Director, Retail Merchandising Design


The Verizon Chicago Destination Store is one of the largest Verizon Wireless stores in the country. It includes a state-of-the-art Wireless Workshop space that’s free for customers interested in learning tips and techniques for using new products and devices. It also includes lifestyle zones where customers engage with specialists and demo wireless gadgets, apps and tech gear running on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.


It’s an absolute pleasure to work with the Verizon brand team and Chute Gerdeman. Congratulations to both teams!




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