Tipsters Say More Stores Moving, Expanding

August 12, 2011

As Apple rushes towards the holiday shopping season with new store openings, they have not slowed down their project to expand existing stores, including the Fashion Island (S. Calif.) and Park Meadows (Colo.) stores. Separate tipsters say that both stores will probably move into larger spaces within the malls, rather than expand into adjacent spaces. At Fashion Island, the 2001-vintage Apple store is shoehorned into a corner space next to Nike, making expansion difficult, and is constantly jammed. The store will reportedly close soon (next Thursday?) to make a move, but it’s not clear where. At Park Meadows, mall developer General Growth Properties has been searching within the mall for the past year to find a larger space for Apple. The former Borders bookstore space is too large (31,000 square-feet), but it might be subdivided for Apple. Over the past year Apple has expanded and moved several stores to provide space for an ever-increasing number of visitors.

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