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Comcast holds grand opening of XFINITY store in Midtown, gives $10,000 to Midtown Detroit

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We told you a few months ago an XFINITY Comcast store was opening in to Midtown. Well, it’s been open for a while now, but there  still has to be a party to celebrate.

The grand opening of the new 1,950-square-foot store at 3907 Woodward was Thursday, April 21 with all the bells and whistles you would expect, along with an appearance by former Detroit Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby.

Kirk Maltby  signs autographs

Kirk Maltby signs autographs

Comcast Business says it opened the store to be closer to its customers and make it more convenient for them to do business.

“Comcast’s support for Detroit has been unwavering since we planted our feet here decades ago,” says Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. “We opened the new XFINITY store and adjoining business office because we want to be a part of Detroit’s resurgence and make it more convenient for our residential and business customers and provide them with the richest experience they deserve.”

As part of that commitment, Collins presented Sue Mosey, executive director of Midtown Detroit, Inc., with $10,000 to support the work her organization does in Midtown.

Tom Collins and Sue Mosey

Tom Collins and Sue Mosey

Along with its normal infrastructure projects, Comcast has invested about $50 million over a two-year period in Detroit to extend the network, expand throughput and capacity, and prepare for future growth.

In the second half of this year, Detroit will be one of the first cities in the nation to get 1 gig speed over Comcast’s existing network. It will be available in Midtown, across downtown, and in all the neighborhoods at launch. Comcast will also bring outdoor hotspots to various popular public places across Detroit.

Craig D’Agostini (VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast), Jill Ford, Brenda Jones, Tim Collins

Craig D’Agostini (VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast), Jill Ford, Brenda Jones, Tim Collins

More than 120 guests attended the grand opening including several dignitaries:

  • Tom Lewand, group executive for jobs and economic growth for City of Detroit
  • Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council president
  • Jill Ford – Detroit Mayor Duggan’s special advisor and head of the City of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Rodrick Miller – president and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

– Photos courtesy of Comcast

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