Having trouble communicating? Head to Spring Garden—the new Aliant Store is officially open (at 5475 Spring Garden, in the former home of Timothy's World Coffee), and ready to hook you up with cellphones, high-speed internet and PC products. The store opened last Thursday, and is planning a grand opening in early December. "We're so thrilled to be on Spring Garden Road," says DownEast Communications prez and COO Kevin Hamm. "We try to bring our product to where the people are." The store's set up to be "warm, engaging, friendly and interactive" for customers, which is certainly better than the store being mean and not letting us touch stuff. But what else does Aliant have to offer? "We will be experimenting somewhat in that store," says Hamm. "Quite frankly, it could become a living lab for us...it's certainly one of the stores we would go in and try new products in." Sold! New things are the best things! Give DownEast a call at 443-1110.