An odd side effect of Apple’s’ plans to expand the Towson Town Center (Md.) store is that the store will be two levels lower in the mall, making it less accessible to the adjacent hillside parking areas, and further from the top-level, up-scale stores. According to retail sources, construction work is underway now on space #2180 on the second level of the mall to install an L-shaped Apple store totaling 8,331 square-feet. The original store on the fourth level opened in October 2002 with about 4,200 square-feet. The four-level mall sits on a hillside, and Apple store visitors typically park on the up-side to make a quick entrance to the store. After the move, visitors will have to do more walking to reach the store. The expansion is part of an on-going project to enlarge the stores, particularly those that opened in the first two years of operation. The expanded store is scheduled to open by Thanksgiving.