Long-Dormant UK Store Location Now Active

January 19, 2011

After almost four years after job listings were first posted—and then disappeared, Apple is once again recruiting for a store at the The Oracle shopping center in Reading (UK). The store will reportedly be one of a very few to open in the country this year, as the company begins to locate its 20 to 25 new international stores for the year in less-served countries. The city is about 40 miles west of London, and is home to two universities and several major tech companies. The Oracle is a city-center development that opened in 1999 with 775,000 square-feet of retail space that spans the Kennet River, and draws shoppers from a wide area. Based on economic activity, Apple’s international store expansion has turned from the UK to Europe and Asia, particularly including Spain, France and China. There could be as few as two stores opening in the UK during fiscal 2011. The grand opening for The Oracle store could be held in August.Download (pdf) a leasing brochure about the Envy store space where Apple might be locating.

Apple might occupy the combined Envy and Dolcis spaces shown in red.

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stu April 7, 2011 at 0420

I know someone who has just got a job for this store :)

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Simon June 20, 2011 at 1221

A picture of the Apple signage being delivered to the Reading store early in the morning .. and then pictures of the hoarding.

The store is due to open in late June 2011.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/slinkey/5735628081/in/set-72157626754927416/

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