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Cox seeks to close Gloucester store

Cox Communications, one of the county’s largest cable and high-speed internet providers in Gloucester County is looking to close its Solutions Store on Fox Mill Centre Parkway in mid-November for what it calls a lack of use.

However, some on the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors are saying, “not so fast,” especially at a time when county officials are exploring the options of improving broadband service for residents.

The board is expected to make a final decision on the request next month; Cox is contractually obligated to maintain a storefront in Gloucester, unless the board agrees to a change.

Cox representative Barrett Stork appeared before the governing body during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse to help explain the company’s decision in wanting to close the store, which he said is due to “very low customer traffic.”

According to Stork, an average Solutions Store normally assists about 7,300 shoppers per month; howe...

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