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Manager reopens Jefferson City RadioShack

It is not often that you see a company go out of business and quickly reopen in the same location, but that is exactly what Jeff Pederson and Trevor “Reed” Freers have done with the Jefferson City RadioShack. Freers was the manager of the original store for six years before RadioShack went bankrupt and closed all of its stores nationwide. “I saw a lot of people lose their jobs,” Freers said. “As the marketing manager, I was the one who had to let a lot of those people go. It was really sad.” Freers’s store was one of the last to close as they continued to do well under his high level of customer service, which often including going to customers’ homes to make sure they were satisfied with their purchases and helping customers set up or troubleshoot new devices. “Running this store, I really grew to love the community,” Freers, who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, said. When Pederson contacted him about managing a privately owned RadioShack in the same location, Freers was excited at the chance to get back to doing what he loves. RadioShack’s corporate office stayed open as a distribution center only and began offering opportunities for private ownership, which allows owners and managers to purchase stock from the RadioShack distribution center as well as other distribution centers and offer competitive pricing. Pederson currently owns four RadioShack stores located in Jefferson City, Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Greeneville. “This is a good opportunity for people to get into a small business,” Pederson said. “The Morristown and Jefferson City area is a good market and this store meets a need by offering products that RadioShack carries and other stores do not.”

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