Residents, several of them , were disappointed to learn that Radio Shack would be closing in April. But enterprising local businessman and all-around tech expert Chuck Bender was quick to find a solution for those who lamented they'd have to head out of town in order to find the products they once used to get at Radio Shack.
Beginning in June, Bender is expanding to include a new brand and retail business, Xpert PC Plus, which will be offering many of the same items and services that Radio Shack provided including electronics supplies, home audio systems, phones, power supply and batteries, HD televisions, bulk wire and cable.
Xpert PC Plus will also provide computer sales and repair services as Skynet Broadband does right now, and both businesses will move from Skynet's current location at 1717 Cole Street to the old Radio Shack location at 1502 Cole Street, according to a press release issued by Bender.
Customers will be able to enter the business either through the Cole Street entrance or around the corner at 1219 Initial Avenue.
Additionally, the new location will also be open on Sundays to better serve customers.
“Radio Shack will be missed in town,” Bender, owner of Skynet Broadband, said. “We often worked in tandem, sharing customers and referring them back and forth between us as their needs dictated. We are hoping to fill the void that Radio Shack created when it closed. We want to service their customers and provide the items that they have always been able to purchase from Radio Shack in addition to the products and services around which Skynet has built our name.”