ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Radio Shack is back in the Ashtabula Towne Square.
The store has returned after closing in 2015.
Father and son team Lloyd and Luke Morris co-own this store, which had been on South Chestnut Street in Jefferson for the past 18 years.
“We moved here for more traffic and space,” Luke Morris said. “We wanted to expand our store.”
Lloyd Morris, who makes his home in Rock Creek, and his son, Luke, who lives in Ashtabula, looked for years for more retail space in Jefferson, to no avail.
“More stores are opening in the mall and we have 2,400 square feet on floor space here,” Lloyd Morris said. “I love being in the mall. We are the fourth new store this year.”
Radio Shack dealerships have reopened about 500 stores.
And Morris said he gets items from other sources besides Radio Shack.
Much like the return of Radio Shack, the TV antennas have made a comeback as more
and more area
residents are cutting ties with the high-cost of cable TV.
“Not a day goes buy that we don’t talk to somebody about antennas,” he said. “We install them, as well.”
Today’s digital TV signals can be difficult, compared to the analog system baby boomers grew up watching. Consequently, the store has a meter to check for TV station strength to decide if it is worth the installation.
Morris also stocks routers, computers, cables, accessories, tablets, stereo equipment, security systems, game systems, cell phones, headphones, and more.
Father and son said they look forward to Christmas, when they will be luring in customers with a large selection of remote-control cars and trucks, as well as drones.
They also do TV repair.
“TV repair is big,” Lloyd Morris said. “Today’s TVs are very repairable. We fix them all the time.”
The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 440-998-2722.