Job Ad Points To Future Michigan Store

February 14, 2014

While most speculation about new Apple stores is focused outside the United States these days, a job listing has appeared pointing to the center of Michigan for a future store. Today Apple gave a Valentine’s Day gift to the city of Lansing with the formal announcement of job openings at a store somewhere in the city. At the same time, a second job listing has confirmed earlier speculation of a future Ohio store. Lansing is a city of 113,000 nearly in the middle of the lower peninsula, with Apple stores just over an hour away both east (Detroit region) and west (Grand Rapids). As usual, today’s listing doesn’t provide a specific location for the future store. However, the Lansing Mall and Eastwood Towne Center are possibilities within the city limits, as is the super-regional Meridian Mall just 15 minutes east in Okemos. The future store will fill in Apple store coverage for the mid-state and bring the state’s total to six stores. Based on past timelines, the Lansing store could open this fall. In another job listing posted today, Apple confirmed an earlier report of a future store in Dayton (Ohio). Again, the exact location isn’t known, and the store could open this fall. Update: Within days a commenter noted a black barricade across space #4 at Eastwood Towne Center, a 6,019 square-foot location that is listed as “leased” on the mall’s Web site. On February 20th a building permit application was located that confirmed the store’s location.

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