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CPR Cell Phone Repair opens in downtown Aiken on Laurens Street

December 7, 2018

A new business opened Dec. 3 in downtown Aiken.

The CPR Cell Phone Repair store is at 117 Laurens Street N.W., where the Birds & Butterflies used to be located.

Birds & Butterflies, a nature store, closed earlier this year after owners Ron and Dori Brenneman decided to retire, put it up for sale and couldn’t find a buyer willing to give them the amount of money they wanted for their business.

CPR is a company that has more than 500 stores nationwide.

Bill Halford and Chris Shore of Batesburg-Leesville have the franchise for Aiken.

The two men also own the CPR store in Greenwood, and Halford has three CPR stores in Louisiana.

“Aiken was one of the spots where they (CPR) didn’t have a store, and we really like this area,” Halford said. “We were going to put one on Whiskey Road, but when we saw a spot available downtown, we decided to do this. We like the feel of downtown and Aiken in general.”

In addition to fixing cellphones, CPR offers repair services for other electronic devices.

“We repair tablets, laptops and gaming devices,” Halford said.

In addition, CPR fixes drones.

“The majority of the repairs we do can be done within an hour,” Halford said. “You can drop off a phone and go shopping downtown or get something to eat. When you come back, it will be ready.”

CPR also is a warranty center for Zagg, which makes protective covers for electronic devices.

“People can come here and we’ll replace it (the broken cover) for them rather than them having to mail it off and wait for Zagg to mail them another one,” Halford said.

Accessories for electronic devices are available for purchase at CPR.

In addition, CPR sells pre-owned phones and other electronic devices.

Operating hours for the store are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

CPR is closed Sunday.

For more information, call 803-226-9199.

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