Early Store To Undergo Major Expansion

June 5, 2013

By month’s end, the quaint wood floors and frosted-glass dividers of the Fashion Show (Las Vegas) Apple store will disappear, replaced with a temporary store on the upper level during a massive expansion that will nearly triple the store’s square-footage. When the work in completed in September, the expanded store will open with a 117-foot wide storefront, ready to accommodate some of the mall’s 13 million annual visitors. The expansion is part of an-going project to increase the space of older, smaller stores that are crowded with visitors. Apple CEO has previously said the company will expand about 20 stores in the U.S. this fiscal year. The Fashion Show location opened in November 2002 as the 46th store in the chain, in the mall north of the Strip’s major hotels and casinos. The store itself is located right in front of the mall’s key feature, a lighted stage where live fashion shows are held Friday through Sunday. The 30-foot wide store has long been woefully tiny for the crowds of tourists and locals who visit. According to real estate sources, the current 3,900 square-foot store on the ground floor will close by the end of June, and move to the former J. Jill space on the upper level. That 4,713 square-foot space will operate for three months during construction to combine the former Steve Madden and Tommy Bahama spaces with the original Apple store. The final space will span just over 10,000 square-feet, with a its wide storefront overlooking the mall’s main interior courtyard.

By July 2013 the original Fashion Show store (red) will move to a temporary store (yellow) on the upper level of the mall while the original store is expanded into two adjacent spaces (blue). The final store will cover over 10,000 s.f. in three spaces.

A black construction barricade hides the interior of the temporary Apple store on the upper level of the mall. This store could open by July 1st, and will reportedly be open for three months during expansion construction.

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