On Nov. 10, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) opened the doors to its newest flagship retail store in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds attended the opening with hopes of purchasing advertised phones that included the iPhone 4s that were on sale and in limited numbers.
As customers entered the building early that morning, the store’s colour coded design allowed them to easily identify BTC’s landline, mobile and Internet services. The location also incorporated the art work of local artist Zyandric Jones that managed to vibrantly capture identifiable aspects of Abaco.
Constructed in roughly four months at an estimated cost of $300,000, the store was initially scheduled to open during the summer following the launch of 4G service in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. A flagship store was also opened in Treasure Cay and an Abaco-only sale took place the following day at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall in May.
All in all, the investments made by BTC go toward guaranteeing that customers enjoy a brand new retail experience that is robust and reliable, and that employees are trained to better serve customers.
Existing employees were relocated from the former location next to Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour to the existing location leaving behind their technical team.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony, BTC retirees Marilyn Albury and Warren Albury were enlisted to declare the store officially opened.