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Nothing can top the historic architecture of the Buchanan Street Apple store in city center Glasgow (Scotland), but Apple enthusiasts will nonetheless appreciate a second store inside the suburban Braehead Shopping Centre later this year. The mall is along the River Clyde about 15 minutes northwest of the city, with 110 shops, including an enormous Ikea store. The exact location within the mall isn’t know. However, space 162a has been vacant, with 2,620 square-feet of space and a unique storefront that faces both the parking garage and the mall interior. The store could open by mid-September.

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Tossed From Glasgow Store

September 30, 2007

A Glasgow (Scotland) writer and podcaster says he was asked to leave the Buchanan Street store in that city by a staffer who spotted him taking photos of the products on display. The employee, Paul, also noticed “Scottish podcaster” using a cellular phone and laptop. According to the account, the employee eventually told him, “I’m going to have to ask you not to take pictures in the store,” and then escorted him out of the store. Read the full account of his adventure here.

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A large crowd showed up Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Buchanan Street (Glasgow, Scotland) retail store, offering plenty of excitement for the city’s shopping district and those who had waited up to 26 hours in line. Mike was first through the huge front doors of the store, followed by a queue of about 300 persons, to examine the interior of the two-level store whose exterior they’d been staring at for hours. The spiral glass staircase and tall, rough-hewn interior stone front wall were the most spectacular parts of the store, all best seen from the second level railing. Visitors seemed awed by the store and its assortment of products. The accessory and software sections were particularly packed and seemed to be generating the most sales. Read my full report for details on the overnight camp-out and the store itself. Watch my video of the grand opening.

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The interior of the new Buchanan Street store features a compact design, interior stone walls, long Genius Bar and a mezzanine overlooking a spiral glass staircase lit by tall adjacent windows. The first photos show that the interior design takes elements from several other Apple stores, but has its own personality formed from the building’s shape, size, materials and configuration. It’s obvious that Apple’s architects once again proved their talents, even when restricted in how much renovation they could perform on the building. Check these photos of the store’s interior, and here for on-going coverage of the grand opening waiting line. The store opens at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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At this moment I’m flying eastward to Glasgow (Scotland) for Saturday morning’s grand opening of the downtown Buchanan Street retail store. The weather forecast includes rain, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of Apple enthusiasts from Italy, Germany and the United States, who have confirmed their attendance to me by e-mail. We’ll be forming a waiting line in front of the impressive store to give it the proper grand opening. Follow my on-going reports at this special page. Thanks to Alex for the first photos showing the windows after the black plastic was removed early Thursday morning.

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Tipsters have confirmed the grand opening of the Buchanan Street (Glasgow, Scotland) retail store on Saturday, August 25th at 9 a.m. The event will include commemorative T-shirts for the first 1,500 visitors, and a MacBook and iPod sweepstakes prize. The two-level store is set inside an elegant and historic building in city center. It’s the first store to open in Scotland.

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Construction is nearing an end at the future Buchanan Street (Glasgow, Scotland) retail store, with the giant, back-lit Apple logo the latest item to be installed over the front entrance. A photo by Duncan Sinclair shows the logo going up between the entrance columns of the historic building that was built in 1842. Also check a more complete set of photos by alasdair, which also shows that the interior is finished, including the mezzanine Genius Bar. Based on tipsters’ reports and these photos, the store could open by the end of August.

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Thanks to Martin for the photo of construction work on the future Buchanan Street (Glasgow, Scotland) retail store. The interior structure of the store has been reconstructed, and it appears the flooring has been put in and then covered with wood. However, the electrical and other work work is still in-progress on both the lower and upper mezzanine levels. Based on the construction and other information, the store could open before the end of this year.

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The full Planning Applications Committee in Glasgow (Scotland) has given conditional approval to Apple’s plans for a store at 147 Buchanan Street in that city. At its regular meeting last week, the Committee accepted the recommendations of the Director of Development and Regeneration Services to approve the interior renovations that Apple’s architect proposed, with some minor conditions. The approval is subject to the approval of the First Minister. The store could open by mid-year.

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Apple’s proposed store at 147 Buchanan Street in Glasgow (Scotland) has received approval from the Director of Development and Regeneration Services (DRS), and should be green-lighted by the city planning department during a regular meeting this Tuesday. The flagship-sized store will be located inside a magnificent corner building that dates from 1842. Apple will retain the façade, much like they did at the Regent Street store in London. The DRS noted in their 7-page report that the interior of the building was gutted and renovated in 1990. Therefore, there are no historic considerations for Apple’s proposed remodel. The existing mezzanine level will be reduced in size, and a spiral-glass staircase will be added, according to Apple’s plans, along with other standard store interior features. The Planning Applications Committee received feedback on Apple’s architecture and design plans from two heritage groups, but didn’t sustain their objections. It will be the first store in Scotland, and is scheduled to open by July.

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Glasgow Store Confirmed

October 31, 2006

Reports that Apple’s retail team has been prowling Glasgow (Scotland) have been confirmed with the company’s filing of an application with the city’s Planning and Development agency to extensively renovate the building at 147 Buchanan Street in the city’s central business district. It would be the first store in the country, and the furthest-north store in the chain. The historic, 165 year-old building sits on an impressive corner in the up-scale shopping district, and most recently housed The Pier home furnishings store. Apple’s proposal includes removing the existing mezzanine level, constructing a second floor, installing an elevator and spiral-glass staircase, and renovating the existing basement. The 7,800 square-foot store would include a Genius and Studio bar, but no theater. The interior design will apparently be V2.0, with stainless steel panels on the walls. Exterior work will necessarily be limited to restoration, since the building is historically protected. Apple says the work will cost $2.2 million, could begin in Feb. 2007, and be completed by July 2007. The city’s planning agencies must still approve Apple’s proposal, which could take about two months to complete. Check coverage and photos by the Surviving Cinemas Web site, or the city’s description of the building.

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The Scotsys Apple Premium Reseller in Glasgow (Scotland) is ready to open their re-fitted store on Saturday, bringing a partial Apple store experience to the city. The new furniture and interior design looks very much like the former Apple Centre model, and also offers some of the official Apple store features. Check these photos for the re-fit and finished store.

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Store Number List

September 30, 2013

Apple assigns a unique number to each of its retail stores, in order of when the original store project was initiated. Some stores have taken longer to construct and open, so the numbers (think of them as project ID numbers) don’t correspond to the exact chronological order of the grand openings. For example, the first store to actually open was R010, followed by R001. Store R002 was actually the ninth store to open.

The number is always three digits, and is preceded by the letter “R,” as shown on this list. The code is formally used within Apple to identify stores (usually in computer records), but is also informally used to identify stores (“Hey! I work at R402!”).

Three stores noted below have changed locations to another mall, and have adopted a new name. However, these replacement stores retained the original store’s ID after the move. Several other stores have relocated to close-by mall spaces or street-level locations, but did not change names or store IDs.

  • R001 – Glendale – Galleria Glendale, CA
  • R002 – Palo Alto – Palo Alto, CA
  • R003 – Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
  • R004 – South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
  • R005 – Nagoya Sakae, Nagoya Sakae, Japan
  • R006 – Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA
  • R007 – Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
  • R008 – Willow Bend, Plano, TX
  • R009 – Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
  • R010 – Tysons Corner, McLean, VA
  • R011 – Northshore, Peabody, MA
  • R012 – The Falls, Miami, FL
  • R013 – Tice’s Corner, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • R014 – Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
  • R015 – Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA
  • R016 – Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY
  • R017 – Crossgates, Albany, NY
  • R018 – Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL
  • R019 – International Plaza, Tampa, FL
  • R020 – Saddle Creek, Germantown, MD
  • R021 – Cambridgeside, Cambridge, MA
  • R022 – Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN
  • R023 – Northridge, Northridge, CA
  • R024 – Wellington Green, Wellington, FL
  • R025 – Westfarms, Farmington, CT
  • R026 – Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler, AZ
  • R027 – Rockingham Park, Salem, NH
  • R028 – Kenwood Towne Centre, Cincinnati, OH
  • R029 – Burlingame, Burlingame, CA
  • R030 – Aspen Grove, Littleton, CO
  • R031 – Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
  • R032 – SoHo, New York, NY
  • R033 – Stonestown, San Francisco, CA
  • R034 – Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
  • R035 – North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • R036 – Clarendon, Arlington, VA
  • R038 – RomaEst, Roma Lunghezza, Italy
  • R039 – Valley Fair, Santa Clara, CA
  • R040 – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
  • R041 – Twelve Oaks, Novi, MI
  • R042 – Knox Street, Dallas, TX
  • R043 – Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ
  • R044 – Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA
  • R045 – Rosenstraße, München, Germany
  • R046 – Nanuet, Nanuet, NY (formerly Palisades, West Nyack, NY)
  • R047 – Cherry Creek, Denver, CO
  • R048 – Fukuoka Tenjin, Fukuoka Tenjin, Japan
  • R049 – Southpoint, Durham, NC
  • R050 – The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
  • R051 – Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
  • R052 – The Company Store, Cupertino, CA
  • R053 – Millenia, Orlando, FL
  • R054 – Southdale, Edina, MN
  • R055 – Somerset, Troy, MI
  • R056 – Oakbrook Oak Brook, IL
  • R057 – Bay Street, Emeryville, CA
  • R058 – Houston Galleria, Houston, TX
  • R059 – Mayfair, Wauwatosa, WI
  • R060 – Roosevelt Field, Garden City, NY
  • R061 – The Westchester, White Plains, NY
  • R062 – West County, St. Louis, MO
  • R063 – Towson Town Center, Towson, MD
  • R064 – Fashion Show, Las Vegas, NV
  • R065 – King of Prussia, King of Prussia, PA
  • R066 – Keystone, Indianapolis, IN
  • R067 – Menlo Park, Edison, NJ
  • R068 – Walt Whitman, Huntington Station, NY
  • R069 – Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA
  • R070 – Arden Fair, Sacramento, CA
  • R071 – Corte Madera, Corte Madera, CA
  • R072 – University Village, Seattle, WA
  • R073 – Ala Moana, Honolulu, HI
  • R074 – Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL
  • R075 – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • R076 – Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • R077 – Pioneer Place, Portland, OR
  • R078 – Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
  • R079 – Ginza, Ginza, Japan
  • R080 – North Point, Alpharetta, GA
  • R081 – Eton, Woodmere, OH (formerly Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, OH)
  • R082 – UTC, San Diego, CA
  • R083 – SouthPark, Charlotte, NC
  • R084 – Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD
  • R085 – Barton Creek, Austin, TX
  • R086 – La Encantada, Tucson, AZ
  • R087 – Aventura, Aventura, FL
  • R088 – Sagemore, Marlton, NJ
  • R089 – Old Orchard, Skokie, IL
  • R090 – Washington Square, Tigard, OR
  • R091 – Shinsaibashi, Shinsaibashi, Japan
  • R092 – Regent Street, London020, UK
  • R093 – Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury, CT
  • R094 – Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • R095 – Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • R096 – Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
  • R097 – Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
  • R099 – Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
  • R100 – Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, WA
  • R101 – Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton, CA
  • R102 – Christiana Mall, Newark, DE
  • R103 – Rockaway, Rockaway, NJ
  • R104 – Bridgewater, Bridgewater, NJ
  • R105 – Oakridge, San Jose, CA
  • R106 – Southcenter, Tukwila, WA
  • R107 – Carousel, Syracuse, NY
  • R108 – Century City, Los Angeles, CA
  • R109 – Jordan Creek, West Des Moines, IA
  • R110 – South Shore, Braintree, MA
  • R111 – St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • R112 – Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD
  • R113 – Bluewater, Greenhithe, UK
  • R114 – Saint Louis Galleria, Saint Louis, MO
  • R115 – Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
  • R116 – Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC
  • R117 – Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
  • R118 – Bullring, Birmingham, UK
  • R119 – Shibuya, Shibuya, Japan
  • R120 – Yorkdale, Toronto, Canada
  • R121 – Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • R122 – Manhattan Village, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • R123 – Green Hills, Nashville, TN
  • R124 – Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • R125 – City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, UT (formerly The Gateway, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • R126 – The Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX
  • R127 – The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • R129 – Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
  • R130 – Penn Square, Oklahoma City, OK
  • R131 – La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
  • R132 – Woodland, Grand Rapids, MI
  • R134 – Bridgeport Village, Tigard, OR
  • R135 – Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland
  • R136 – Trafford Centre, Manchester, UK
  • R137 – Derby Street, Hingham, MA
  • R138 – Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold, NJ
  • R139 – Smith Haven, Lake Grove, NY
  • R140 – Eastview, Victor, NY
  • R141 – Northbrook, Northbrook, IL
  • R142 – Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
  • R143 – Florida Mall, Orlando, FL
  • R144 – NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX
  • R146 – Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine, CA
  • R147 – South Hills Village, Pittsburgh, PA
  • R148 – Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • R149 – Boylston Street, Boston, MA
  • R150 – Sendai Ichibancho, Sendai, Japan
  • R151 – Southlake Town Square, Southlake, TX
  • R152 – Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
  • R153 – Meadowhall, Sheffield, UK
  • R154 – The Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • R155 – Burlington, Burlington, MA
  • R156 – Brea Mall, Brea, CA
  • R159 – Bahnhofstraße, Zürich, Switzerland
  • R161 – The Forum Shops, Las Vegas, NV
  • R162 – Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • R163 – Brent Cross, London, UK
  • R164 – Memorial City, Houston, TX
  • R166 – Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA
  • R167 – Providence Place, Providence, RI
  • R168 – Columbia, Columbia, MD
  • R169 – Waterside Shops, Naples, FL
  • R171 – Simi Valley, Simi Valley, CA
  • R172 – Twenty Ninth Street, Boulder, CO
  • R173 – The Pier, Atlantic City, NJ
  • R174 – WestQuay, Southampton, UK
  • R176 – The Oracle, Reading, UK
  • R177 – ABQ Uptown, Albuquerque, NM
  • R178 – Les Quatre Temps, La Défense, Paris, France
  • R180 – Chadstone, Chadstone, UK
  • R182 – FlatIron Crossing, Broomfield, CO
  • R183 – Ridgedale, Minnetonka, MN
  • R184 – Perimeter, Atlanta, GA
  • R185 – Coconut Point, Estero, FL
  • R186 – Summit Sierra, Reno, NV
  • R189 – Topanga, Canoga Park, CA
  • R190 – Village Pointe, Omaha, NE
  • R191 – Holyoke, Holyoke, MA
  • R192 – Crocker Park, Westlake, OH
  • R193 – Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan
  • R198 – Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu, HI
  • R199 – Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • R202 – Stamford, Stamford, CT
  • R203 – West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN
  • R204 – Baybrook, Friendswood, TX
  • R205 – First Colony Mall, Sugar Land, TX
  • R206 – Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • R207 – Carrefour Laval, Laval, Canada
  • R208 – Sherway Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  • R209 – Chinook Centre, Calgary, Canada
  • R210 – Kahala, Honolulu, HI
  • R211 – MacArthur Center, Norfolk, VA
  • R213 – Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA
  • R214 – The Galleria, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • R215 – Manchester Arndale, Manchester, UK
  • R216 – The Domain, Austin, TX
  • R217 – Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
  • R218 – Partridge Creek, Clinton Township, MI
  • R219 – Town Square, Las Vegas, NV
  • R221 – Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA
  • R224 – Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
  • R225 – The Summit, Birmingham, AL
  • R226 – White City, London, UK
  • R227 – Bentall Centre, Kingston upon Thames, UK
  • R228 – Park Meadows, Lone Tree, CO
  • R229 – West Towne, Madison, WI
  • R230 – Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
  • R231 – Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA
  • R232 – Natick Collection, Natick, MA
  • R233 – Woodland Hills, Tulsa, OK
  • R234 – Willow Grove, Willow Grove, PA
  • R235 – Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, LA
  • R236 – Fashion Fair, Fresno, CA
  • R237 – Orland Square Mall, Orland Park, IL
  • R238 – George Street, Sydney, Australia
  • R239 – Liverpool ONE, Liverpool, UK
  • R240 – Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
  • R242 – Lakeside, Grays, UK
  • R244 – Churchill Square, Brighton, UK
  • R245 – Covent Garden, London, UK
  • R247 – Arrowhead, Glendale, WI
  • R248 – Sainte Catherine, Montréal, Canada
  • R250 – West 14th Street, New York, NY
  • R251 – Upper West Side, New York, NY
  • R252 – Cabot Circus, Bristol, UK
  • R253 – Chatswood Chase, Chatswood, Australia
  • R254 – Bondi, Bondi, Australia
  • R255 – Touchwood Centre, Solihull, UK
  • R257 – Bayshore, Glendale, WI
  • R258 – Deer Park, Deer Park, IL
  • R259 – Mall of Georgia, Buford, GA
  • R261 – Ridge Hill, Yonkers NY
  • R262 – Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, Anchorage, AK
  • R263 – Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
  • R264 – Oxmoor, Louisville, KY
  • R266 – Bridge Street, Huntsville, AL
  • R267 – SanTan Village, Gilbert, AZ
  • R269 – Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, UK
  • R270 – Grand Arcade, Cambridge, UK
  • R271 – Reston, Reston, VA
  • R272 – Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
  • R273 – West Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada
  • R275 – Rue de Rive, Genève, Switzerland
  • R276 – Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
  • R277 – Opéra, Paris, France
  • R278 – Le Gru, Torino, Italay
  • R279 – Princesshay, Exeter, UK
  • R280 – Pacific Centre, Vancouver, Canada
  • R281 – Lehigh Valley, Whitehall, PA
  • R282 – Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
  • R283 – Leawood, Leawood, KS
  • R284 – Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
  • R285 – North County, Escondido, CA
  • R286 – The Promenade at Chenal, Little Rock, AR
  • R287 – Georgetown, Washington, DC
  • R288 – Fayette Mall, Lexington, KY
  • R289 – Brandon, Brandon, FL
  • R290 – North Star, San Antonio, TX
  • R291 – Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, FL
  • R292 – Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale, AZ
  • R293 – Friendly Center, Greensboro, NC
  • R294 – Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA
  • R297 – El Paseo Village, Palm Desert, CA
  • R298 – Roseville, Roseville, CA
  • R300 – Los Cerritos, Cerritos, CA
  • R301 – Market Mall, Calgary, Canada
  • R302 – Stonebriar, Frisco, TX
  • R303 – Boise Towne Square, Boise, ID
  • R304 – Park City, Lancaster, PA
  • R305 – Del Monte, Monterey, CA
  • R307 – Maine Mall, South Portland, ME
  • R308 – Highcross, Leicester, UK
  • R309 – Glattzentrum, Zürich, Switzerland
  • R312 – Dadeland, Miami, FL
  • R313 – Victoria Square, Belfast, UK
  • R315 – Vélizy 2, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France
  • R316 – University Park Village, Fort Worth, TX
  • R317 – State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
  • R318 – King Street, Charleston, SC
  • R320 – Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • R321 – Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX
  • R322 – Vintage Faire, Modesto, CA
  • R324 – Renaissance at Colony Park, Ridgeland, MS
  • R325 – Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ
  • R327 – Manhasset, Manhasset, NY
  • R331 – Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • R332 – Rideau, Ottawa, Canada
  • R333 – Fairview, Toronto, Canada
  • R334 – St David’s 2, Cardiff, UK
  • R335 – SouthGate, Bath, UK
  • R338 – The Promenade Shops at Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO
  • R339 – Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, WA
  • R340 – Braehead, Glasgow, UK
  • R341 – Eldon Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • R342 – Doncaster, Doncaster, Australia
  • R343 – Southland, Cheltenham, Australia
  • R344 – Castle Towers, Castle Hill, Australia
  • R345 – Promenade Temecula, Temecula, CA
  • R346 – Legacy Place, Dedham, MA
  • R348 – Main Place, Naperville, IL
  • R350 – Square One, Mississauga, Canada
  • R351 – Robina, Robina, Australia
  • R352 – Große Bockenheimer Straße, Frankfurt, Germany
  • R353 – Summit Mall, Akron, OH
  • R354 – Pheasant Lane, Nashua, NH
  • R355 – Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC
  • R358 – Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany
  • R359 – Nanjing East, Beijing, China
  • R360 – University Park Mall, Mishawaka, IN
  • R362 – Oakridge Centre, Vancouver, Canada
  • R363 – Union Square, Aberdeen, UK
  • R364 – Augusta, Augusta, GA
  • R365 – Carosello, Milano, Italy
  • R366 – Alstertal, Hamburg, Germany
  • R367 – Odysseum, Montpellier, France
  • R368 – Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • R369 – Polo Park, Winnipeg, Canada
  • R372 – Trinity Leeds, Trinity Leeds
  • R373 – Part-Dieu, Lyon, France
  • R374 – Parly 2, Le Chesnay, France
  • R377 – Puerto Venecia, Zaragosa, Spain
  • R381 – Porta di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • R384 – Chermside, Chermside, Australia
  • R385 – Charlestown, Charlestown, Australia
  • R386 – Perth City, Perth, Australia
  • R388 – Xidan Joy City, Beijing, China
  • R389 – Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • R390 – Hong Kong Plaza, Shanghai, China
  • R391 – Chapelfield, Norwich, UK
  • R392 – Fairview Pointe Claire, Montréal, Canada
  • R393 – Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, UK
  • R394 – Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • R395 – CAP 3000, Nice, France
  • R396 – Jungfernstieg, Hamburg, Germany
  • R397 – Xanadú, Madrid, Spain
  • R401 – Shanghai iapm, Shanghai, China
  • R402 – Trinity Leeds, Trinity Leeds, UK
  • R403 – CentrO, Oberhausen, Germany
  • R405 – Rundle Place, Adelaide, Australia
  • R406 – La Maquinista, Barcelona, Spain
  • R408 – Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • R409 – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
  • R410 – Stratford City, London, UK
  • R411 – Southgate Centre, Edmonton, Canada
  • R412 – Place Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada
  • R413 – Ross Park, Pittsburgh, PA
  • R414 – 4th Street, Berkeley, CA
  • R415 – Grand Central, New York, NY
  • R417 – Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus, OH
  • R418 – Oriocenter, Bergamo, Italy
  • R419 – Calle Colón, Valencia, Spain
  • R420 – River Park Square, Spokane, WA
  • R421 – Richmond Centre, Richmond, Canada
  • R423 – Metrocentre, Gateshead, UK
  • R424 – Sainte-Catherine, Bordeaux, France
  • R425 – Val d’Europe, Marne-la-Vallé, France
  • R427 – Via Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
  • R428 – ifc mall, Hong Kong, China
  • R429 – Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket, Canada
  • R430 – Altmarkt-Galerie, Dresden, Germany
  • R431 – City-Galerie, Augsburg, Germany
  • R434 – MTZ, Sulzbach, Germany
  • R435 – Gran Plaza 2, Madrid, Spain
  • R436 – Parquesur, Madrid, Spain
  • R437 – Highland Village, Houston, TX
  • R438 – Carré Sénart, Lieusaint, France
  • R440 – Penrith, Penrith, Australia
  • R441 – Fiordaliso, Milan, Italy
  • R442 – Via Roma, Torino, Italy
  • R446 – New Haven, New Haven, CT
  • R447 – Mapleview Centre, Burlington, Canada
  • R448 – Wangfujing, Beijing, China
  • R449 – I Gigli, Florence, Italy
  • R451 – The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA
  • R453 – Campania, Caserta, Italy
  • R454 – Centro Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • R458 – Hornsby, Hornsby, Australia
  • R460 – Metrotown, Burnaby, Canada
  • R461 – Fashion Place, Murray, UT
  • R462 – Valencia Town Center, Valencia, CA
  • R463 – Northlake Mall, Charlotte, NC
  • R464 – Conestoga, Waterloo, Canada
  • R466 – Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
  • R468 – La Cañada, Marbella, Spain
  • R469 – Confluence, Lyon, France
  • R470 – Atlantis, Saint-Herblain, France
  • R482 – Festival Place, Basingstoke, UK
  • R483 – Canberra Centre, Canberra, Australia
  • R484 – Holiday Plaza Shenzhen – Shenzhen, China
  • R485 – Festival Walk, Hong Kong
  • R488 – Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam, Canada
  • R490 – Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  • R492 – Cielo Vista Mall, El Paso, TX
  • R496 – The Glades, Bromley, UK
  • R502 – MixC Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • R503 - Emporia, Malmö, Sweden
  • R504 – Highpoint, Maribyrnong, Australia
  • R505 – Täby Centrum, Täby, Sweden
  • R507 – Nueva Condomina, Murcia, Spain
  • R508 – Garden City, Booragoon, Australia
  • R509 – Westfield Carindale, Carinsale, Australia
  • R512 – DIX30, Québec, Canada
  • R513 – CoolSprings, Franklin, TN
  • R514 – Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax, Canada
  • R515 – Markville Shopping Centre, Markham, Canada
  • R519 – Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
  • R520 – Rhein Center, Cologne, Germany
  • R521 – OEZ, Munich, Germany
  • R522 – La Toison d’Or, Dijon, France
  • R523 – Broadway, Sydney, Australia
  • R527 – The Harlequin, Watford, UK
  • R530 – Fountain Gate, Fountain Gate, Australia
  • R536 – Rosny 2, Rosny-Sous-Bois, France
  • R538 – Rio Shopping, Valladolid, Spain
  • R539 – Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • R545 – Drake Circus, Plymouth, UK
  • R547 – Il Leone, Lonato, Italy
  • R549 – Quaker Bridge, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • R550 – Valley Plaza, Bakersfield, CA
  • R562 – Euroma2, Rome, Italy
  • R564 – Le Befane, Rimini, Italy
  • R567 – Village Mall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • R593 - Väla Centrum, Helsingborn, Sweden
  • R598 – Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA
  • R599 – Station Park, Farmington, UT
  • R601 – Guildford Town Centre, Surrey, Canada

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These are stores that held their grand openings in 2011 and 2012. Read about future stores.

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2011

6th Street – Austin (TX) – On March 8, 2011 press reported that Apple would open a temporary, “pop-up” store at 101 W. 6th St. in the downtown district, to coincide with the two-week annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Arts Festival. Apple reportedly closed a lease on the store on a Sunday, and after just five days of construction, the store opened on March 11th, coincident with the debut of the iPad 2. In 2013 an internal video was unearthed documenting the construction and opening of the store.

  1. Altmarkt-Galerie – Dresden (Germany) – A 2002 vintage, indoor, 4-level mall with 200 stores in 473,000 s.f., located in city center. The mall was expanded in 2010 with 90 additional stores, office space and a hotel covering 193,000 s.f. Job listing posted Oct. 6, 2010, and construction spotted on the lower level in space #25. Features a unique curved entrance with step-up stone floor and stainless steel framing. Grand opening March 31, 2011, breaking a record of 138 days between store grand openings. [mall plan]
  2. Saint-Catherine – Bordeaux (France) – A port city of about 1 million residents in southwest France. In May 2010 tipsters told MacBidouille that Apple has leased a former banking location at the very busy and conspicuous corner of Rue St. Catherine and Place de la Comedie. The site is along a pedestrian mall and not far from the city’s Grand Theater and busy plazas. The 4-level building features a very tall first level, suggesting Apple’s typical mezzanine design could be installed in the space. Job listing posted Aug 11, 2010, and Apple logos appeared April 19th. But several weeks went by until the grand opening May 14, 2011. [possible site?] [furniture, AV gear] [April 19th update]
  3. La Part Dieu (Lyon, France) – In Oct. 2009 MacGeneration reported Apple would open a store in Lyon, possibly in 2010. In early Feb. 2010 MacGeneration confirmed the store will be at La Part Dieu, a 230-store, 806,000 s.f. city-center retail development adjacent to the city’s rail station. A second center, Cours Oxygène, is being added next door. Job listings posted Feb. 5, 2010, grand opening June 4, 2011. [Lyon retail analysis-pdf] [grand opening report] [grand opening video] [store photos by Florent Giffard #1 / #2 / #3]
  4. The Oracle – Reading (UK) – A mid-town shopping center 40 miles west of London with 775,000 s.f. of retail space in 120 shops, anchored by Debenhams, House of Fraser and Boots, along with 90 other retailers. It features an 880-foot riverside promenade on the River Kennet, with 25 restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor seating, accompanied by a 10-screen cinema. Reportedly in former spaces of Dolcis, Envy and Faith stores on the upper level. Job listings were originally posted May 3, 2007 but then disappeared. Then in mid-Jan. 2011 the job listings reappeared. Grand opening June 25, 2011. [mall map] [barricade, April 2011] [Apple logo, May 2011] [June barricade logo] [grand opening #1 / #2 / #3] updated
  5. Fiordaliso – Rozzano (Italy) – In Jan. 2011 a job listing appeared for this northern city, but with no details on an exact location. However, setteB.it reported the store will be at this 710,000 s.f. mall in a southern suburb of Milan with 137 stores and restaurants after an expansion in 2010. Grand opening July 2, 2011. [April photos] [June barricade logo] [interior photos] updated
  6. Valencia Town Center – Valencia (CA) – A 1.1 million s.f. mall operated by Westfield along I-5 in the Santa Clarita Valley 30 miles north of LA. Has 199 shops, and completed a $140 million renovation in Nov. 2010 adding 40 spaces in an outdoor Shops on the Patio format. Job listings posted Feb. 21, 2011. Grand opening July 16, 2011. [Note: There is also a Valenica, Spain future store.]
  7. Westfield Penrith – Penrith, Australia – In Feb. 2011 job listings appeared for a store inside this 2-level mall about 35 miles west of city-center Sydney. The mall was built in 1971, then expanded and renovated in 2005. It has 349 retailers in 995,000 s.f. Store in triple-wide spaces 288-291 on the second level. Grand opening July 23, 2011. [lease brochure, pdf] [mall plan] [pre-open photos / video] updated
  8. The Americana at Brand – Glendale (CA) – In late April 2011 a tipster said that an Apple store would open in this Main Street-style mall, just 600 feet from the existing store. Other tipsters said the existing store would not close, but that this store would become a “sister” location to the #2 store in the chain. The store will be located in space #877, formerly the Ruehl store, occupying 13,966 s.f. in a huge 110′ x 50′ x 25′ space. The grand opening was July 30, 2011 as the second store in Glendale. This was the first store with the new light stone storefront design (later used by Fourth Street, New Haven, Metrotown stores.) [photo gallery [news story] [mall plan] [move photo [leasing info, pdf] [interior, June 27] updated
  9. Westfield Southland – Melbourne (Australia) – In late April 2011 a job listing appeared for this huge, 1.3 million s.f. mall south of city center. The mall has nearly 360 retailers, a cinema and several restaurants. As of its grand opening, the store is the most south in the chain (38°S.). Grand opening August 13, 2011.
  10. I Gili – Florence (Italy) – In Jan. 2011 a job listing appeared for this historic northern city, but with no details on an exact location other than city center. However, in May 2011 an Italian Web site spotted a black construction barricade IFO the former Mondadori store at the Centro Commerciale I Gigli shopping mall. The mall has 731,000 s.f. and 115 shops. The store will face a large, circular courtyard. Grand opening August 13, 2011. [May news story] [mall plan]
  11. Conestoga Mall – Waterloo (Ont.), Canada – In Jan. 2011 a black construction barricade appeared in front of space #138, the former Fairweather women’s clothing store (46′ wide, 4,537 s.f), and also part of the Le Chateau store next door (which renovated within the last year itself). Ivanhoe Cambridge has recently renovated and expanded the single-level mall to 656,000 s.f. with 120 shops and 7 anchors. Grand opening August 13, 2011. [mall plan] [barricade photo] [pre-expansiona pdf / post-expansion] [Feb. 12 photo]
  12. Fashion Place – Murray (UT) – A General Growth mall near I-15 south of Salt Lake City. It draws visitors from a wide, an affluent area (avg. HH income $76,098), and is near the Univ. of Utah. The mall has 880,000 s.f. and has been renovated twice, expanded once, and a future upgrade will add even more space. In Nov. 2010 rumors of the location were confirmed. Job listings posted April 4, 2011. Grand opening August 13, 2011. [mall fact sheet, pdf] [barricade photo #1 / #2] [mall plan] [leasing plan, pdf]
  13. Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall – Anchorage (Alaska) – In Jan. 2011 tipsters pointed to the Fifth Avenue Mall operated by Simon as a future store location, possible in the space on the second level near the skybridge to Nordstrom that Eddie Bauer vacates on Feb. 1, 2011 (they’ll move downstairs). The 1987-era mall serves a region of 360,000 residents with 446,000 s.f. on five levels. As of its grand opening, the store is the most north store in the chain (61°N.). Job listings posted Feb. 21, 2011. Grand opening August 13, 2011. [space location] [mall plan, pdf] [March 1 photo] [May 25 photo] [pre-open photo by Lee]
  14. Parquesur (Leganés, Spain) – In late Feb. 2011 job listings appeared for this location, a 1.6 million s.f. mall with 230 shops, among the largest in Europe. The mall is located in a small suburb southwest of downtown Madrid. Grand opening August 20, 2011.. [Aug. barricade]
  15. Festival Place – Basingstoke (UK) – A city center mall built in 2002 about 50 miles southwest of London, with 1.1. million s.f. and 165 shops. In late March 2011 job listings were posted, indicating an Oct. 2011 grand opening. Construction underway on the second level, spaces 65-66. Grand opening Aug. 20, 2011. [mall plan, pdf] [store location]
  16. 4th Street – Berkeley (CA) – In Oct. 2010 a local Web site reported Apple was talking to city officials about a building at 1823 Fourth St., a busy 2-block section in the west part of the city. On Nov. 18th Apple filed a building permit application to remodel the 1-level building, taking out the mezzanine, adding a partial second floor, and expanding the current set-back ground level out to the sidewalk, for a total of 7,617 s.f. Construction began the week of Jan. 18th with erection of a black construction barricade, demolition of the interior concrete floor and general gutting of the interior. In May 2014 the store was burglarized for the second time, this time by a nighttime vehicle smash. The store was closed for 3 weeks during repairs. Grand opening August 20, 2011. [news story #1 / #2] [architectural plans site plan / ground floor / 2nd floor] [barricade Jan. 30] [April 12 view] [May 19 #1 / #2 / #3] [materials yard, June 15] [unwrapped Aug. 19 #1] [grand opening photos]
  17. Carré Sénart – Lieusant (France) – In early Feb. 4 a tipster pointed to this two-level mall with 130 shops 30 milies south of Paris. The mall is operated by Unibail-Rodamco, the same company that operates the Carrousel du Louvre mall where Apple has located. Unknown exact location within the mall. Job listings posted mid-February. Grand opening August 27, 2011.
  18. Northlake Mall – Charlotte (NC) – On May 21, 2011 a job listing appeared for a new store in this city, which already has a store at SouthPark. No location was mentioned in the listing, but sources located a building permit that identified this 1 million s.f. mall as this mall near I-485 and I-77 north of the city. The permit listed the construction cost as $1.77 million, substanially more than usual. The mall has 150 retailers and multi-screen cinema. The store will be in space #280, the former Arden B women’s clothing store on the second level, and could incorporate space to the right side. The store’s stock room will occupy a store-sized space at another location within the mall. Grand opening August 27, 2011. [mall plan] [store location] [July barricade #1] [Aug. barricade]
  19. Promenade at Chenal – Little Rock (AR) – A 330,000 square-foot, open-air lifestyle center built by RED Development on the city’s west side. The architecture is French gothic, and the tenant list includes common Apple neighbors. Mall opened Spring 2008. Tenant list was posted May 2007 with “Apple” listed. In Nov. 2007 Apple filed for a plumbing permit on a 4,570 s.f. space, indicating construction could soon be underway. Job listings posted Jan. 8, 2008. But in May, 2008 tipster says that Apple has not signed a lease and were looking at other locations. By April 2010 local tipsters said this appears to be a dead location. However, in late Oct. 2010 a report in Arkansas Business said the project is again on-track, and that a lease would be signed soon. In March 2011 local press again said Apple will be a future tenant, possibly in fall 2011. Finally, on March 25, 2011 job listings were posted. Grand opening Aug. 27, 2011. [July 20 barricade #1 / #2]
  20. City-Galerie Augsburg (Germany) – This city of 260,000 residents is in the south of Germany, about 40 miles northwest of the existing Munich store. A job listing appeared on March 30, 2011, but without any specific location. In July, the listing was changed to confirm this 430,000 s.f. shopping mall in city center (Willy Brandt Platz 1), with 105 shops, restaurants, cinema and other attractions. Grand opening September 3, 2011. [mall plan]
  21. Campania - Naples (Italy) – In April 2011 a job listing link appeared on the Italy job Web site for this city on the southern coast, without any specific location. However, the link was not active until May 25th. Later a construction barricade appeared inside the 1.5 million s.f. Centro Commerciale Campania mall about 18 miles north of the city. Grand opening September 3, 2011. [Campania photo] [news story] [grand opening- story / photos]
  22. Mapleview Centre – Burlington (Canada) – A 2-level Ivanhoe Cambridge-operated mall with 625,000 s.f. and 154 shops at the western shore of Lake Ontario, and not far from Niagara Falls. The mall was renovated in early 2010. Unknown space within the mall, but either BB33/223, formerly Jacob (relocating) or AA37/216, formerly Dynamite. Job listings posted Feb. 21, 2011. Grand opening September 3, 2011. [possible location]
  23. Stratford City – London (UK) – An enormous shopping development under construction adjacent to the future 2012 Olympic Village and stadium in eastern London. At 1.9 million s.f., developer Westfield bills it as “the largest urban shopping centre in Europe,” with huge anchor tenants It’s located at a major highway and rail crossroads, and will have pedestrian connections in all directions, including to the Olympic venues, offices, entertainment venues, apartments, hotels and parks. In April 2010 a tipster said the mall will be a future Apple store location. Grand opening Sept. 13, 2011 when the mall itself opens. [leasing plans] [interior fly-through]
  24. Via Rizzoli – Bologna (Italy) – In Nov. 2010 a newspaper reported Apple will occupy two levels in city center an historic corner building (Casa Commerciale Barilli, 1906-07)) at Via Francesco Rizzoli 16 that Apple is upgrading and renovating. It has about 5,300 s.f. with offices and meetings rooms on level three. Renoveation began in Dec. 2010, and was in-progress through Feb. 2011. Grand opening Sept. 17, 2011 at 9 a.m. [Feb. 8th construction] [permit documents posted] [March 2011 story] [April 2011 story] [March photo] [mid-August update] [Sept. 2 photos] [SetteBIT coverage: Friday preview / Sat. before opening / Sat. opening / Sat. video] [opening photos #1 / #2]
  25. Jungfernstieg – Hamburg – In Dec. 2009 the German newspaper Die Welt said Apple intends to open a high-profile store in the city center of this city. In April 2010 the newspaper Abendblatt says the store could appear at 12 Jungfernstieg, site of the country’s oldest jewlery store, Brahmfeld & Gutruf, founded in 1834. The location is across a wide roadway from the Binnenalster, a lake formed from the former Alster River, and now a recreational and marina area. The jewelry store closed May 29th, and construction began in early 2011. On May 1st a 50-foot wide black construction barricade covered the storefront. Job listings posted Feb. 28, 2011. Grand opening Sept. 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. [site photo] [June 10 construction] [Aug. 19th construction #1 / #2 / #3 / #4] [Oct. 10 update] [Feb. 2011 update] [May 3 photo] [Windows logo painted on construction barricade!] [Aug. 23 #1 / #2 / #3] [Sept. 2 red storefront #1 / #2] [storefront at night] [first video tour] [opening video] [360° pano] [opening photos #1]
  26. Braehead Shopping Centre – Glasgow (Scotland) – A 1 million s.f. mall along the River Clyde about 15 min. northwest of city centre. Has 110 shops anchored by a Marks & Spencer and enormous Ikea. Unknown space, but possibly the former Gap store in spaces #8-9. Grand opening Sept. 17, 2011. [barricade #1 / #2 / #3]
  27. Cielo Vista Mall – El Paso (TX) – In late Oct. 2010 a tipster pointed to this city as the eventual location for a store, but it wasn’t until mid-June 2011 that it was confirmed. The mall covers 1.2 million s.f. on two indoor levels with 140 shops along I-10 east of downtown. The trade area’s average household income is among the three lowest in the chain. But international sales possibilities are high, and the city is among the four Experian top-ranked without an Apple store. Probably located in space E10 (former Coldwater Creek) on the ground level. Grand opening September 17, 2011. [leasing brochure, pdf] [mall plan, pdf] updated
  28. Nanjing East- Shanghai (China) – In Sept. 2010 real estate sources pointed to this new 22-story Henderson Metropolitan building at 155 Nanjing East Road as the future home for an Apple store, along the city’s main shopping street, and within blocks of the famous The Bund, a wide avenue of historic buildings that is a major tourist attraction. The building is scheduled for completion in late 2010. Grand opening Sept. 23, 2011. [rendering] [Sept. 2011 news story] [pre-open photos] updated
  29. Hornsby – Hornsby (Australia) – In mid-June 2011 a job listing appeared for this mall in the city about 17 miles northwest of Sydney. The mall was created from the merger of two malls in the 1980s, and has 335 retailers, a cinema and restaurant row in 1 million s.f. Grand opening Sept. 24, 2011. [construction barricade] [storefront #1 / #2]updated
  30. IFC Mall - Hong Kong (China) – This city has been a glaring omission since the first Apple store opened, and only in 2010 did Apple’s Ron Johnson confirm during the Pudong (Shanghai) grand opening that a store would appear here. In Feb. 2011 Vinko.com reported that Apple will occupy the IFC Mall in the central district, two levels in spaces #1100-1103, and #2091-2095. Two days later the South China Morning Post confirmed the IFC location and one at Hysan Place. Lower level enclosed with one entrance on the mall side, glass windows to outside. Upper level all glass on the mall side, glass windows to outside, connected to mall hallway via glass bridge. Spiral glass staircase between the two levels. Grand opening Sept. 24, 2011. In late Sept. 2013 mall management said Apple would expand into the third level above the store, occupied by Agnes b. and Le Pain Grillé. No timeline for the expansion is known. The store’s circular staircase is frequently used by just-married couples for photographs taken from the nearby elevated pedestrian walkway. [info & photos March 2] [levels plan] [scouting trip Mar 2011] [exterior glass windows] [peek inside, August] [red window banner] [press day videos] [press event video] updated
  31. Centro Sicilia – Catania (Italy) – This city of 300,000 is on the eastern coast of Sicily, at the foot of volcanic Mount Etna. Job listings were posted in late Feb. 2011 but without a specific location. The store is inside the Centro Commerciale Centro Sicilia. Grand opening Sept. 24, 2011. updated
  32. Parly 2 – Le Chesnay (France) – In early Feb. 2011 MacGeneration spotted a listing to indicate a future store in this city west of Paris and near Versailles. The mall operated by Unibail-Rodamco has 188 shops in 1.1 million s.f. Grand opening Sept. 24, 2011.
  33. New Haven (CT) – In late April 2011 a job listing appeared for a future store in this city, with a ZIP Code that includes the downtown district and Yale University. Within a month local reporters confirmed the store would be within a renovated space at the Yale University bookstore. The state is the fourth-wealthiest in the country, and Yale is considered among the most prestigious universities in the world. The space will include the basement and ground floor. Grand opening Sept. 24th, 2011. [news story] [news story w/permits] [Sept. 1 photo #1 / #2 / #3] [Sept. 4 stone wall] [Sept. 19th photo] [opening video] updated
  34. MetroTown – Burnaby, BC Canada – In April 2011 a job listing appeared for this mall about 8 miles southeast of Vancouver city center and the existing Pacific Centre Apple store. The enormous, 1.7 million s.f. Ivanhoe Cambridge mall is the country’s second largest, and has 450 retailers over three levels. In early August a tipster located the black construction barricade on the upper level, to the right of Armani Exchange, in the former Smart Set space. Grand opening Sept. 24, 2011. [space photos Aug. 8th #1 / #2] [photos Sept. 18th #1 / #2]

Greene Street – New York City (NY) – In late July 2011 sources pointed to the 1893-era, ornate and architecturally-significant building at 72 Greene St. as the temporary location for the SoHo store while it’s being expanded over the next 9-12 months.. The new building is just 1½ blocks south of the SoHo store. Apple will occupy the cellar, ground and second levels, with upper floors remaining apartments. The project will cost nearly $1.4 million. Grand opening with no fanfare on Nov. 22, 2011. [permit docs, pdf] [store façade]

  1. MTZ – (Main-Taunus-Zentrum) – Sulzbach (Germany) – In July 2010 several German Web sites pointed to this 1964-vintage mall 15 minutes northwest of city center Frankfurt along the A66 highway. It has about 1.2 million s.f. with 170 shops. The Apple store will be in the northern section of the new expansion space that opens the same day as the Apple store. Job listings were posted July 15, 2011. Grand opening November 17, 2011.
  2. La Cañada – Marbella (Spain) – In early May 2011 a job listing appeared for this shopping mall in this busy seaside tourist town (pop. 135,000) about 65 miles from the Straits of Gibraltar. The city is along the Costa del Sol, which attracts visitors from around the world, but particularly the UK, Germany and France. Marbella also hosts celebrities who visit and reside here, and it’s the subject of many films and TV shows. The mall has 150 shops, a large supermarket, a bowling alley, fitness gym and multi-screen cinema. Apple will reportedly occupy the former Habitat space, which is closing down. Grand opening November 25, 2011.
  3. Callé Colon (Valencia, Spain) – In Jan. 2010 real estate sources told ABC.es that Apple would open a retail store at 25 Carrer de Cristóbal Colon in city center, across from the large El Corte Inglés department store. Apple’s architects are reportedly obtaining permits to renovate and upgrade the historic apartment building designed by noted Spanish architect Lucas Garcia Cardona in 1889. The building is set on the corner of an angled intersection, providing the building with great exposure. The buildling features wrought-iron balconies, masonry details and a upper-level “viewing room.” The sources say the store will open in 2010, making it the first Apple store in Spain. In May 2010 news accounts said city officials just approved construction permits, balancing the building’s heritage and Apple’s plans. In Feb. 2011 a local newspaper said renovation of the building would finish in late March–early April. After that, Apple would install its retail store. Grand opening Dec. 3, 2011. [1889 photo] [current photo] [construction June 2010 / Feb. 2011] / June 2011] [Sept. 22] [Nov. 12 photos] [building photo]
  4. Grand Central – New York City – In early Feb. 2011 The New York Observer reported Apple was interested in retail space inside the transportation station. The historic building dates to 1871 and has 68 retail spaces (most under 1,000 s.f.) and 35 restaurants. In mid-Feb. tipsters said the store would be Apple’s largest, and might be located on the mezzanine level, although finding 30,000+ s.f. seems to be difficult. Within weeks it was explained Apple would have to bid against others to occupy the space. In late May the Wall Street Journal said Apple was still interested in the space. On July 20, 2011 the NY Times said Apple submitted a retail proposal to the MTA, and it could be approved the next week. On July 23rd the NY Post said the deal had been inked: $800,000 for the first 10 years, over $1 million after that, for the east and northeast balconies. MTA board approved the project on July 27th, construction began Aug. 15th. Flipboard sign revealed Nov. 23rd. Grand opening Dec. 9th, 2011. [architect's porfolio] [leasing plan, pdf] [leasing brochure, pdf] [MTA approval - pdf] [MTA lease presentation - pdf] [store renderings] [grand opening photo gallery] [time-lapse] [pano #1 / #2]

2012

  1. Amsterdam – Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – In Nov. 2010 multiple sources told One More Thing that Apple would occupy the ground floor and mezzanine of the 1909-era Hirsch Building at Leidseplein 25 in this capital city. Apple Benelux offices already occupy the upper floors. The building overlooks a major plaza and the city’s tram line runs in front of the building. The interior is now used as a temporary art gallery, and resembles the Opéra (Paris) space. In April 2011 OneMoreThing located permit applications for the store, indicating the city historic commission has objections to Apple’s proposed renovations. Has a Briefing Room. The interior space is among Apple’s largest in length (upper level is 157-feet deep, 85½-feet wide, ground floor 96-feet deep) and volume. Job listings posted May 8, 2011. Grand open March 3, 2012. [earlier story] [proposed store plan] [newspaper job ad] [construction photos] [opening day story] [opening panoramic] [opening gallery] [opening video #1 / #2 / #3]
  2. Highland Village – Houston (TX) – In July 2010 a tipster pointed to this relatively small mall southwest of downtown and near I-610, and about one mile from the existing Houston Galleria store. It includes several upscale retailers. The space is the former Harold Powell clothing store, directly east of the new Sprinkles Cupcakes store, and will bear some resemblance to the Scottsdale Quarter store. Store construction was underway in late 2010, and by April 2011, it turned into a nearly-complete demolition of the building (which seems to be a change from the original plans to use the former building). The store will be a twin to the Upper West Side (NYC) store, with stone walls, two tall glass storefronts and a vaulted glass roof. Covers 9,000 s.f., with 5,670 s.f. retail (ground-level), and 3,510 s.f. for a Briefing room and back-of-house on second level of adjacent building. Has a Briefing Room in adjacent building. Job listings posted June 8, 2011. After a delay of several months, grand opening March 16, 2012. [mall plan] [April 2011 update] [store rendering] [Feb. 28 photo] [blueprints revealed] [store blueprints] [store photos flickr #1]
  3. Confluence – Lyon (France) – An enormous 350-acre urban project at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers, which will include residential, office, open space, waterways, public buildings, and retail developments (1.3 million s.f.). Over 25 years, the development is intended to extend and improve the city-center with new urban concepts. The store will be at 112 Cours Charlemagne in a huge, 2-level retail and entertainment building managed by Unibail-Rodamco, and alongside a mooring basin that lends a water theme to the location. Job listings posted Oct. 28, 2011. Grand opening in April 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. [project brochure, pdf] [project photo gallery]
  4. Galleria Porta di Roma (Rome, Italy) – A black construction barricade was spotted in late 2011 at this development north of city center, which will eventually encompass office space, apartments and a shopping center over 370 acres. The retail area opened in 2007 with 220 shops. The Apple store is located on the ground floor in spaces #34-35 next to Benetton. Grand opening April 21, 2012. [mall brochure, pdf] [mall plan]
  5. Gran Plaza 2 – Madrid (Spain) – In late Feb. 2012 a local Web site said that Madrid store employees confirmed a store would open inside this new mall northwest of the city. The 2-level, 613,000 s.f. mall is operated by LSGI and has 143 shops. Tipsters say the store will occupy A34/A35. Grand opening April 27, 2012. [mall plan]
  6. Nueva Condomina- Murcia (Spain) – The town of 450,000 is on the southeast coast, about two hours south of the existing Callé Colon (Valencia) store. Initial job listings did not name the mall, but tipsters filled in the information –inside the Nueva Condomina shopping mall north of city center, in spaces 55 and 56 on the upper level. Job listings appeared in Nov. 2011. Grand opening May 12, 2012. [mall plan]
  7. Les Quatre Temps – Paris – In early April, 2008 a news account told of the renovation of this 4-level shopping development adjacent to La Défense, an office and tourist area northwest of the Arc de Triomphe. In the account, the reporter mentions that Apple may (will?) come to the center. The development is being aimed at both office workers and tourists during the day, but also trying to create after-hours and weekend traffic with a cinema and restaurants. On March 2, 2012 MacGeneration reported the trademark black construction barricade was up in front of the former Go Sport space next to The Gap. Store has very large, back-lit Apple logo at front of the store, at eye-level. Grand opening May 25, 2012.[mall plan] updated
  8. Masonville Place – In Dec. 2011 a tipster pointed to the 6,176 s.f. space being vacated by Eddie Bauer on the upper level as a future store. The Cadillac-Fairview mall has 180 retailers in 686,000 s.f., and is about equidistant from Apple stores in Detroit and Toronto. Job listings posted Jan. 18, 2012, and black construction barricade visible mid-February. The store is 7,302 s.f. on the upper level, and there is a separate but nearby 840 s.f. employee break room. Grand opening June 23, 2012. [mall plan] [lease plan, pdf] [barricade photo #1 / #2] [interior photo May 1] updated
  9. Broadway – Sydney (Australia) – In early June 2011 an alert tipsters spotted building permit applications for spaces 304-305-306-307 (75′ wide x 50′ deep or 5,360 s.f.) on the third level of this the Broadway Shopping Mall at 1/21 Bay Street, just 2 miles southwest of the existing George Street store. The initial project costs $214,000 and cover only certain structural changes, not the store fit-out. The 536,000 s.f. mall has 142 retailers, a young visitor demographic and low tenant turnover. A construction barricade appeared in Jan. 2012. In Feb. 2012 Apple’s usual contractor declared bankruptcy, but within weeks construction continued. Grand opening June 30, 2012. [leasing brochure, pdf] [Jan. 2012 barricade] [mall plan]
  10. Ridge Hill (NY) – In early March 2012 a job listing appeared for this city north of New York City, but without referring to a specific location. On May 31, 2012 the listing was changed to indicate this shopping mall along I-87, part of an 81-acre mixed-use development in a very upscale county and locality. The development includes condos, a multi-screen cinema, restaurants and office space. Grand opening June 30, 2012. [mall plan] [construction June 15 #1 / #2]
  11. CoolSprings Galleria – Franklin (Tenn.) – In mid-Jan. 2012 a local Web site said Apple would occupy the former Abercrombie and Brooks Brothers stores, space #1585 with about 8,208 s.f. Building permits state the fit-out cost at $1.6 million. The mall is operated by CBL & Assoc., and has 220 stores along I-65 south of Nashville. Grand opening June 30, 2012. [mall plan] [June 6 construction #1 / #2 / #3]
  12. Passeig de Gràcia – Barcelona (Spain) – In May 2010 Fortune magazine pointed to Passeig de Gràcia 36, a 32,000 s.f., 5-story older building near the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The publication said that Apple had submitted an offer to building owner Cushman & Wakefield, but was in competition with retailer Mango (owned by Isac Andika). But in Sept. 2010 La Vanguardia pointed to #1 on the same street, saying Apple had signed a 10-year lease for $5.1 million a year for 27,000 s.f., including basement, ground floor (21-foot ceilings, (about 75-feet deep, 60 feet wide) and second level (about about 95-feet deep and 60-feet wide with 20-foot by 40-foot opening to first level). The building was constructed in 1941-1942 as the Banco de Crédito and was designed by architect Eusebi Bona Puig. Prior to that the parcel was occupied by the 2-story Hotel Colon (1902-1918), overlooking Plaza de Catalunya. In Nov. 2010 a news story said Apple has signed a 10-year lease at $5.1 million a year for two levels and a mezzanine space. A barrier announcing “opening soon” appeared around the store on July 15th, in a mosaic, Goudi artwork theme. Grand opening July 28, 2012. [building history & photos][mid-May 2012 photos #1 / #2] [construction June 28 #1 / #2] [construction July 14 #1 / #2 / #3 / #4] [announcement banner artwork news / #1 / #2] [opening photos] [store pano]
  13. Halifax Shopping Centre (Nova Scotia, Canada) – In Dec. 2011 rumors began floating about an Apple store here. Then in early Jan. 2012 the allNovaScotia.com Web site confirmed the store, with construction starting in mid-Nov. 2011 near the Sears store. An escalator was being removed to construct a new mezzanine, the Web site says. Job listing posted March 29, 2012. Grand opening August 18, 2012 was delayed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. by a mall power outage. [March 1st update] [storefront]
  14. Coquitlam Centre – Couquitlam (Canada) – A 1979-vintage mall that was expanded to 913,000 s.f. in 2001, now with 200 shops on 2 levels in an far-east suburb of Vancouver. Job listing posted Feb. 23, 2012. Grand opening August 18, 2012.
  15. Carindale – Carindale (Australia) – A regional Westfield mall southeast of Brisbane city center with 298 shops in 1.2 million s.f. The Rebel Sport store is moving to another location in Oct. 2010, and tipsters say Apple is assuming their lease at space MM11 on the ground level. The mall is on the verge of an extensive expansion and renovation that will finish in 2012, including the area where Rebel Sport is located. The future store would be about 10 miles south of the existing Chermside store. In late March 2012 a job listing appeared for “South-East Brisbane,” but tipsters confirmed Carindale as the location. Grand opening August 25, 2012. [expansion brochure, pdf]
  16. Rhein Center – Cologne (Germany) – This city of 1 million residents is in the west-central region of the country, with another 9 million metro residents. A job listing appeared in late March 2012, but without a specific store location. In May 2012 a black construction barricade appeared at Rhein-Center, Köln, on the second level, covering two spaces. Grand opening September 1, 2012. [mall plan] [construction barricade]
  17. Canberra Centre – Canberra (Australia) – The country’s capitol city is inland in the southeast region of the country, and has 345,000 residents. A job listing appeared in late March 2012, but without a specific location, but locals believe this mall is the spot. Possibly to be located in the former Espirit store on the upper level next to Bloch. Grand opening Sept. 8, 2012. [location map] [storefront]updated
  18. Garden City Shopping Centre – Booragoon (Australia) – In Feb. 2012 a job listing appeared for this city as “South Perth,” across the Swan River from city-center Perth, but without a more specific location. Tipsters confirmed the store would be located inside the Garden City mall. In early July a black construction barricade was spotted. Grand opening Sept. 8, 2012. [mall map - pdf] [July 7 barricade]
  19. Bayshore Shopping Centre – Ottawa (Canada) – In March 2012 a black construction barricade appeared around a corner space on the lower level of this Ivanhoé Cambrige mall with 150 retailers in 746,000 s.f. would host an Apple store. The space spans the former Gap Kids and vacant space to the left (64′x135′, 8,290 s.f.) almost across from Banana Republic. City permits say 6,781 s.f. and fit-out will cost C$1 million. Construction was underway in March 2012, and job listing posted March 29, 2012. Grand opening Sept. 8, 2012. [lower level lease plan, pdf] [store location]
  20. Täby Centrum – Taby (Sweden) – In Nov. 2011 Apple filed legal papers to legally operate retail stores in the country. By the end of Nov. tipsters were pointing to Hamngatan 15 in city center as a possible site for the store. Job listings were posted Feb. 22, 2012, and shortly after tipsters pointed to this shopping mall about 10 miles north of Stockholm as the city’s first store. Grand opening Sept. 15, 2012. [legal papers story] [building story / photo] [grand opening video] updated
  21. Strasbourg – Strasbourg (France) – In June 2010 a tipster said Apple Europe posted a recruiting event notice for this city, but with no location. In Jan. 2010 a tipster noticed construction on #31 Place Kléber facing the town square. On June 14, 2012 a black construction tarp was erected over the construction space, and tipster confirmed it will be an Apple store. Grand opening Sept. 15, 2012. [interior renderings]
  22. The Harlequin – Watford (UK) – A job listing appeared March 29, 2012 for this city-center shopping mall with 140 shops. Local media report the store will occupy three spaces on the upper level. Grand opening Sept. 15, 2012.
  23. Rio Shopping Centre – Valladolid (Spain) – This city of 313,000 residents is in the northwest part of the country. The city’s main shopping street is Calle de Santiago, but a store could also be located within a mall. A job listing appeared in late March 2012, but without a specific store location. Within two months tipsters pointed to this brand-new shopping mall with 135 shops and 1.1 million s.f. Grand opening Sept. 20, 2012. [leasing brochure, pdf]
  24. Sindelfingen -Stuttgart (Germany) – This city of 500,000 has a metro population of 5.3 million in the southwest region of the country. A job listing appeared for the city in late March 2012, but without a specific store location. In late June 2012 a black construction barricadae appeared at the Breuningerland shopping mall, on the ground level across from Zara. Grand opening on iPhone debut day, Sept. 21, 2012. [news story]
  25. Toison d’Or – Dijon (France) – In late March 2012 a job listing appeared for this city of 105,000 residents in the east-central part of the country. No specific location was listed, but speculation was that it would be located within the Centro Commerciale Toison d’Or shopping mall on the city’s north side, which has 125 shops. In mid-May a business permit obtained by Apple confirmed the Toison d’Or location. Grand opening on iPhone debut day, Sept. 21, 2012. [mall plan]
  26. Valley Plaza – Bakersfield (Calif.) – This city of 350,000 residents is in the agricultural central valley of the state. In late April 2012 a job listing appeared for the city, but without a specific location. However, visitors to the Valley Plaza shopping center along SR-99 identified it as the future location. The General Growth mall has 140 stores in 1.1. million s.f. The mall plan shows Apple occupying space #156 next to Aeropostiale, in 8,914 s.f. Grand opening on iPhone debut day, Sept. 21, 2012. [store location on mall plan, pdf]
  27. Il Leone – Lonato (Italy) – This suburb of Brescia (pop. 200,000) is in the most-northern province of the country. A job listing appeared for the city in late March 2012, but without a specific store location. Tipsters later spotted a black construction barricade at the Il Leone shopping center, upper level, south side. It’s not clear how much of the former Euronics store space will be used by Apple, specifically the space behind the adjacent stores on the right. Grand opening on iPhone debut day, Sept. 21, 2012. [mall plan] [barricade, Sept. 1st] [grand opening]
  28. Festival Walk (Hong Kong, China) – This 6-level mall has 980,000 s.f. of retail space in the north section of Tsim Sha Tsui. In late March 2012 the Hong Kong Economic Times said Apple would open a 15,000 s.f. store here, with a rent of $482,000 a month. In mid-May a tipster noted that early construction was underway on three combined spaces on level LG1 (HSBC, Agnes B., Izzue) for the new store, behind a non-descript construction barricade. The three former retailers are relocating to other spaces within the mall. The store is L-shaped, to the left-rear. It has an angled 58-foot storefront, and 35′/32′ depth for the main section, and 70′x32′ for the rear L-section. Grand opening Sept. 29, 2012. [Aug. 28 storefront #1 / #2] [opening video] [store panorama]
  29. Bromley - Bromley (UK) – In February 2012 a job listing appeared for this location and described only as “Greater London,” later “Bromley.” The location is a district of London southeast of city-center. The shopping center has 464,000 s.f. mall with 135 stores. Construction barricade in front of spaces 87/88. Originally opened as The Glades, but changed to Bromley in 2013. Grand opening Sept. 29, 2012. [mall plan] updated
  30. Puerto Venecia – Zaragosa (Spain) – A job listing appeared in April 2012 for this locality, but without a specific location or mall. It was not until the grand opening was announced was the location revealed as this shopping center with 893,000 s.f. of retail space and several water-based adventure attractions. Grand opening Oct. 4, 2012, a Thursday.
  31. Via Roma (Torino, Italy) – In Jan. 2012 a job listing appeared for a store in this northern city, separate from the existing Le Gru location. The two-level store is located in the shopping arcade on Via Roma 80, in the former Mondadori bookstore. Construction scaffolding went up Feb. 22, 2012. Grand opening Oct. 13, 2012.
  32. Val d’Europe – (Marne-la-Vallée, France) This retail center is in the midst of a large circular region that is Disneyland Paris, and officially is the combination of five communities to create the town o Marne-la-Vallée. In May 2012 a job listing appeared for “East Paris” but without a specific location. Tipsters later pointed to this mall as the site, but without a specific location. On July 10, 2012 Apple officially filed to operate a business at the mall. Black construction barricade is up in August 2012 to the left of the Gap store in the La Promenade section of the mall. The store could open by year’s end. [mall plan, pdf] updated
  33. Wangfujing Street – Beijing (China) – This mile-long, pedestrian-only street in city center is an historic and major shopping district for the city. In Aug. 2012 tipsters confirmed a future Apple store, but did not provide a specific location. In early Oct. M.I.C. Gadget had photos of the store on a corner location, with tall, curved glass windows on the outside, and a curved, sweeping glass wall on the inside facing the shopping mall. The store opened as the largest Apple store in Asia, with a basement, ground floor and second-floor, linked by a 3-level spiral glass staircase. The Genius Bar is wrap-around, similar to the IFC Mall (Hong Kong) store. Staffed by 300 employees. Grand opening Oct. 20, 2012.

Palo Alto 2 – Relocation of existing store – Palo Alto (CA) – In Oct. 2009 Apple’s architects submitted planning documents to the city of Palo Alto for a new store at 340 University, about 2 blocks east of the current location, in a 9,250 s.f. parcel formerly occupied by Z Gallerie (and even earlier, the first location of Mrs. Fields Cookies, and before that the historic Liddicoat’s International Foods & Cocktails / photo #1 / #2). The first design proposal submitted to the city featured an all-glass storefront, mezzanine, two skylights, basement and three interior trees. In summer 2010 a new “For Lease” signs appeared in the windows of the space, and there were no active construction permits on-file with the city. In Jan. 2011 a second proposal was submitted to demolish (except the exterior heritage walls) and re-build a 16,600 s.f. store, with an design that mimics Upper West Side (NYC) store and future Third Street Promenade (S. Calif.) store. Demolition of the existing building began in Feb. 2012, and on April 2nd foundation construction was underway. Internally, the main retail floor is called the “Great Hall.” There is a Briefing Room at the rear of the store. The Genius Bar is set away from the rear wall far enough to allow 360-degree customer/employee access. At opening, the store had 150 employees to manage about 2,000 visitors per day. Grand opening Oct. 27, 2012. [1st design (flat roof w/skylights architectural review - pdf] [realty brochure - pdf] [news report] [video report]
[arched glass roof 2011 proposal, pdf] [storefront rendering #1 / #2] [March 3, 2012 photo #1 / #2] [May 22 photo] [June 16 photo #1 / #2] [August 5 construction] [Sept. 9 construction #1 / #2] [Oct. 13 photo #1 / #2]

  1. Holiday Plaza Shenzhen (China) – In late March 2012 full job listings appeared on the private 51job.com Web site, appearing to be officially placed. The city of 10 million residents is an important import-export location because it’s just north of the border with Hong Kong. Apple job listing posted May 28, 2012. Grand opening Nov. 3, 2012. [news story, July 2012] [Sept. 9 photos #1 [#2]
  2. Atlantis – Saint-Herblain/Nantes (France) – In mid-2012 a job listing appeared for this mall with 120 stores northwest of city center. Grand opening Nov 15, 2012.
  3. City Creek Center – Relocation of existing store – Salt Lake City (Utah) – A 23-acre downtown development by Taubman and LDS Church that includes offices, residential and 760,000 s.f. of retail space. Nordstrom and Macy’s have committed to leases, with some retail set to open March 22, 2012. In Nov. 2011 a tipster pointed to this location, but had no details on exactly where in the future mall the store would be located. In Feb. 2012 tipsters said the existing The Gateway store west of downtown would move to this center. In May 2012 an ABC4 TV reporter confirmed with two sources that Apple will occupy City Creek, and would get 5 years free rent as incentive. A week later ABC4 confirmed The Gateway store will eventually close. The location has been confirmed as next to Sephora in the west section. In July 2012 the city issued building permits (pdf) for the project in space 214 (although a source says its space #210). On Nov. 14, 2012 The Gateway store nearby closed at the end of business. On Nov. 15, 2012 this store held its grand opening. It’s believed this is the first mall-to-mall Apple store relocation. And it’s one of the few U.S. stores not open on Sundays (because the LDS Church is a partner in the development). [project brochure, pdf] (ABC4 story) [store location mall] [mall plan] [store view #1 / #2]
  4. Willow Grove Park – Willow Grove (Penn.) – In April 2012 a tipster pointed to this 1.2 million s.f. mall north of Philadelphia as a future store location. The mall is owned by P.R.E.I.T. and serves a large, upscale area about 15 miles east of the existing King of Prussia Apple store. The store occupies 8,400 s.f. with a floating Genius Bar. Job listings appeared in Aug. 2012. Grand opening Nov. 23, 2012, Black Friday.
  5. MIXC Chengdu – (China) – In July 2011 a China business news site reported this city of 14 million residents in the middle of China will host two Apple stores, at the MIXC development opening in 2012 and at the Raffles Square development that was completed last year. There were no details on locations within the malls or when the Apple stores might open. In late March 2012 full job listings appeared on the private 51job.com Web site, appearing to be officially placed. In May 2012 Apple posted a job listing. Grand opening Dec. 15, 2012. [news story, July 2012]
  6. Causeway Bay – Hong Kong (China) – In Feb. 2011 a blog speculated the store could eventually be within a 15-level retail space at Hysan Place at 500 Hennessy Road, an enormous project in Causeway Bay that is still under construction. Two days later the South China Morning Post confirmed the Hysan and another at IFC. The building officially opened August 10th, but without an Apple store. Construction continued on the a three-level, 15,000 s.f. space until the grand opening Dec. 15, 2012. The storefront is 110′ wide, and the ground floor retail space is 55′ deep. The other two levels are similarly sized, not including a stairway and large back-of-house spaces. The glass panels (10x) are 40 feet tall, and there are two shorter panels over the door. There are 30 glass support fins that are also 40′ tall. The side stone wall is 44′ tall. [Hysan rendering #1 / #2] [scouting photos] [news story, July 2012] [mall plan] [Dec. 8th exterior] [store photos #1 / #2] [grand opening video] [store time-lapse video] [store photo album]
  7. Fountain Gate – Fountain Gate (Australia) – This city is a suburb of Melbourne, which has three existing suburban Apple stores. A job listing appeared for a fourth store June 11, 2012, but specifying only “South East Melbourne.” Tipsters quickly confirmed this Westfield mall with 300 stores in 1.5 million s.f. as the location. Grand opening Dec. 15, 2012. Trivia: This store and the Causeway Bay store would have opened at the exact same time. However, Chinese superstition over the number 400 caused Apple to open the Causeway Bay store slightly ahead of Fountain Gate, thereby avoiding the 400th store designation.
  8. Emporia – Malmö (Sweden) – In late March 2012 a job listing appeared for this store, but without a specific location. The city of 300,000 is located on the coast at the southwest tip of the country, directly across from Copenhagen (Denmark). In mid-2012 tipsters pointed to this brand-new shopping mall that has 200 shops, and will be opening October 25, 2012. It store will cover about 4,300 s.f. and will be the second Apple store in the country and in Scandinavia. Grand opening Dec. 15, 2012.

Rockaway 2 (NJ) – This store opened in 2004, but re-opened in a 6,000 s.f. expanded space on Dec. 15, 2012, leaving Oakridge and Stanford (both N. Calif.) as the last two mini-stores.

Third Street Promenade 2 – Santa Monica (S. Calif.) – Since 2008 there were whispers about a possible expanion or move for the existing very busy store along a pedestrian street in this coastal suburb of Los Angeles. On Aug. 16, 2011 LA.Curbed was tipped that Apple had submitted plans in April for a 75-foot wide store at 1415 Third Street, about two block south of the current store. Plans call for the demolition of the current 3-story, former Borders bookstore building, and constructing a new, 17,500 s.f. store, with about 4,000 of that in a partial basement for back-of-house operations, and an unknown area at the rear of the store behind a stone wall. The architecture is a duplicate of the Upper West Side store: stone side walls, and 34-foot tall arched glass roof. City Planning Commission approved the project Aug. 17, 2011, and the Architectural Review Board approved it Sept. 19, 2011. Permit applications puts the construction cost at $2,289,000. Demolition began in Feb. 2012. Grand re-opening on Dec. 15, 2012. [news story] [renderings] [ARB report and approval] [permit applications] [Planning Commission reports 2011 August / October] [June 16 photos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6] [July 21 steel] [August 25th steel] [Sept. 1 storefront / interior-rear] [Oct. 25 interior] [Oct. 31 #1 / #2 / #3] [Nov. 15th interior] [opening video]

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  1. WestQuay – Southampton (UK) – February 10 – An enclosed mall in this historic port city on the southern coast of the British Isle. The mall has 90 stores including John Lewis, Benetton, Marks & Spencer and H &M, and is just a short walk from the Cunard Line docks where the Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II luxury liners are home-ported. Mall offers two-level spaces, and the Apple construction barricade covers a lower and upper-level space. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 2, 2006. Job listings appeared June 20, 2006. Was scheduled before year’s end, but now said to be second or third Saturday of Feb. 2007. Features V2.0 interior. [construction barricade photo]
  2. Kahala Mall – Honolulu (HI) – February 10 – A second-tier mall with 418,000 s.f. and 90 stores, just 4 miles from the existing Ala Moana Mall store, and 3 miles south of Waikiki Beach. Anchored by Macy’s, Barnes & Noble. A newspaper story in early May 2006 said Apple was negotiating for a space, and that deal was later signed. In late July job listings appeared on Monster.com. Reportedly a Thanksgiving 2006 weekend grand opening. However on Feb. 3, 2007 Apple announced a Feb. 10th grand opening, the first openingi in 3 months. Features V2.0 interior. [photos #1 / #2 / #3] [grand opening video]
  3. Bentall Centre – Kingston (UK) – February 17 – The second store in the city, it’s located in a town that’s part of the Greater London Authority, 12 miles southwest of downtown, with 85 shops, with 340,000 s.f. of retail space. The store has a spectacular 4-story atrium with a long glass dome made in Germany. The Centre links to the 200,000 s.f. Bentalls department store, and has a large auto parking structure. Job listings appeared June 20, 2006. Features V2.0 interior. Moved to temp store in May 2012 during expansion of the original store. [photos / map] [opening #1 / #2]
  4. Coconut Point – Bonita Springs, FL – February 24 – A new Main Street outdoor mall, residential and office development along Hwy. 41 on the western shop of the state’s southern tip, 10 miles north of the future Waterside Shops store in Naples. It includes a community center, 305 condos, 1.2 million s.f. of retail space, lakes, boardwalk, 127-room hotel, and restaurants on 120 acres. Opens Nov. 10, 2006. Appeared as a job location on May 11, 2006. On Feb. 19th Apple announced a February 24, 2007 grand opening. Features V2.0 interior. [grand opening]
  5. The Domain – Austin, TX – March 10 – A new outdoor Main Street-type mall north of city center scheduled to open Phase I in March 2007, and Phase II in 2008, with eventually 1 million square feet of stores and restaurants. The mall is part of a huge office, retail, residential complex planned for the site. The fast-growing region is home to high-tech companies an several universities. The mall itself is among an IBM office complex. Appeared as job location Oct. 18, 2006. On March 5th Apple announced a March 9th grand opening, and it will feature the V2.0 interior design with iMac-equipped training area. Soft-opened on March 8th. [brochure, pdf] [pre-open] [opening video] [store lay-out]
  6. Waterside Shops – Naples, FL – March 10 – An impressive mall with just 48 stores operated by Forbers Co., with waterfalls, bridges and waterway on the south end of the state. It underwent an expansion to 100,000 s.f. for a total of 362,000 s.f., with Saks Fifth Avenue opening in 2008. Appeared as a job location on April 19, 2006 and was set for late 2006 grand opening. However, Steve Jobs reportedly visited the mall and included the store among those to have the V2.0 interior design, delaying the opening. On March 5th Apple announced a March 10th grand opening. [space photo #1 #2, 7-7] [pre-open] [opening #1 / #2] [opening #1]
  7. Roma Est (Rome, Italy) – March 31 – In Sept. 2005 sources said Apple would open its first continental Europe store in this city during 2006 at an unknown location, and this new mall under construction in Rome’s eastern suburbs was identified shortly after. Apple posted an Italian recruiting page on Nov. 24, 2005. In March 2006 sources confirmed the grand opening had been pushed back from June to Thursday, September. 14 2006. Job listings appeared on Apple’s main employment page on April 29, 2006. Reportedly a two-level store. Official address: Centro Commerciale Roma Est, Via Collatina Roma, Lunghezza. On April 19th Apple announced a March 31st grand opening. [mall plan] [English / Italian] [area photos] [funny thing!] [my Rome scouting report] [Aug. 30th report] [Google map] [grand opening coverage]
  8. The Summit – Birmingham, AL – April 14 – This city was an very early choice for a store, sources say. It was assigned project #005 in 2001 and interviews were even held as part of the personnel hiring process. Apple approached The Summit (Bayer Properties, 846,000 s.f., 25 stores, 8 restaurants) outdoor shopping mall along I-459, but Bayer was reportedly reluctant to allow a computer store into the upscale mall, and the available space was six inches too small [news article]. In 2005 the project number was reassigned to Nagoya (Japan). Then in Jan. 2006 sources said Apple had re-approached the mall with a lease request, coincident with a mall expansion to 1 million square-feet. In early Sept. 2006 a newspaper confirmed Apple was in final negotiations with the mall for the former Eddie Bauer space (#28, 6,500 s.f.). It’s the first store in the state. Appeared as job location Oct. 18, 2006. Job listings appeared Oct. 21, 2006. [mall map, pdf] [grand opening photos #1 / #2 ]
  9. Park Meadows Mall – Lone Tree, CO – April 21 – Built in 1996 and operated by General Growth, it has 160 shops and restaurants in this southern Denver suburb. It has 1.6 million square-feet indoors, and another 154,000 s.f. is being added outdoors with Main Street shops and restaurants, a fountain and native plants to open by 2008. Anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Macy’s. Appeared as a store location on Oct. 19, 2006. In mid-August 2011 tipsters say GGP is arranging a larger space where the Apple store can move, possibly former Borders Books space.
  10. The Galleria- Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 21 – A 2-story super-regional mall with 1 million s.f. that was built in 1980, then renovated and expanded in 2004. It’s anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. In Feb. 8, 2007 a sign appeared in space E-12 at the Galleria Mall, next to Williams-Sonoma, saying it was the site of a future Apple store. Remodeled Oct. 19-25, 2009. [photos #1 / #2]
  11. Baybrook Mall – Friendswood, TX – May 12 – Located 10 miles southeast of downtown along I-45. Renovated in 2004 with 1.1 million s.f., and anchored by Dillard’s, Mervyn’s, Sears, Macy’s. It serves the city, including the University of Texas Medical School, NASA, ARCO, Philips Chemical, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Ma rtin, Exxon Mobil, University of Houston-Clear Lake. Possibly space #1364 near Dillards. Job listings appeared Dec. 12, 2006. Remodeled Oct. 9-15, 2009.
  12. Fashion Fair – Fresno, CA – June 9 – A 1970s-vintage mall in the agricultural central valley of the state, it had a $10 million remodel in 2003. An 87,000 square-foot expansion opened in Dec. 2006 to total 140 stores. It has 961,000 s.f. anchored by Gottschalks, JC Penny and Macy’s. Possibly 6,563 s.f. space E08 vacated by Victoria’s Secret. Job listing appeared Jan. 2007. [photos]
  13. Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, CA – June 9 – In early May 2006 Apple submitted a design review application to the city’s Cultural Heritage Committee for storefront changes to 899 Higuera Street, part of a paseo-type mall in the city’s Downtown Historic District, and part of the Downtown Centre. The city is home to 45,000 residents and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, is along the state’s central coast, and is celebrating its 150th birthday. As of early July, the city and Apple’s architect are negotiating design changes. Appeared as job location on July 14, 2006. In early August Apple asked for two delays for city architectural review. No action until Nov. 9, 2006 when property owner applied to divide space in two, indicating Apple was no longer the tenant. On Jan. 30, 2007 a newspaper article says Apple has received approval for the store after the company submitted revised plans earlier in the month. The store is on-track for a summer grand opening. In fact, the date “June 9th” appeared on the barricade in late March. [planning chronology] [Architectural Review Committe report Aug. '06 - pdf] [ARC Nov. '06 - pdf] [window treatment appeal - pdf] [project description, pdf] [city council vote, pdf] [opening video] [post-opening news story] [flickr photos]
  14. Woodland Hills – Tulsa, OK – June 29 – The #15 largest metro area without an Apple retail store has a 2-level indoor mall on the city’s south side, the state’s largest at 1.2 million square-feet. It’s operated by Simon Property Group Inc., with 180 stores, including all the usual Apple store neighbors. Apple signed a 12-year lease on a space and separate stockroom. First revealed by tipster Oct. 4, 2004. No construction activity as of Nov. 2006, but construction underway March 2007, stainless steel walls up June 19th. Grand opening June 29th at 6 p.m., coincident with the iPhone debut. [Mar '07 photo]
  15. Bayshore Town Center – Glendale, WI – June 29 – A $200 million redevelopment and expansion of the existing 1954-vintage indoor mall along I-43 in a northern suburb of Milwaukee. The construction will create a 400,000 s.f. outdoor, Main Street-style mall, along with offices, townhouses, condos and apartments, restaurants, health club, movie theater, grocery store, comedy club and parking. The mall re-opened Nov. 6, 2006, and Apple will move in some time during 2007. First revealed April 2006. Construction barricade with Apple’s logo appeared at space C24 (close to N. Centerpark Way and W. Glen Bay Ave.) the first week of May 2007. Staff interviews began second week of May 2007. Grand opening June 29th at 6 p.m., coincident with the iPhone debut. [mall map]
  16. West Towne Mall – Madison, WI – July 7 – The capitol city is home to the University of Wisconsin, and a particularly up-scale and tech-savvy population. The 1970s mall was renovated last in 2003, and is located west of downtown. It offers 915,000 s.f. with 110 shops, anchored by JCPenney, Boston Store, Sears and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Store to be in space C20. Apple logo appeared week of April 24th. Job listing posted March 1, 2007. Closed for remodel Oct. 5-9, 2009. [map, space in red] [grand opening]
  17. Holyoke Mall at Ingleside – Holyoke, MA – July 21 – Located at the intersection of I-90 and I-91, it draws visitors from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It’s also tourist country and home to several universities. It’s operated by Pyramid Management Gorup, and was expanded in 1995. It has 200+ shops and restaurants over 1.6 million s.f., anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Target, and includes a Best Buy store. Apple has a space on the 2nd level, adjacent to the Coach store, and near the main elevator and Target. In early Sept. the mall Web site said an Apple store is coming “2007.” Job listing posted March 1, 2007. Closed for remodel Oct. 5-9, 2009. [May '07 barricade] [mall plan, pdf] [TV opening report]
  18. Briarwood Mall – Ann Arbor, MI – July 21 -The city of 115,000 is home to the University of Michigan’s 40,000 students. Store to be located in a 982,500 square-foot, super-regional mall operated by the Mills Corp. about 3 miles south of downtown along I-94. The mall was built in 1973, and renovated in 2003. Anchored by Marshall Field’s, Sears, JC Penney and Von Maur, with 110+ stores and restaurants. Store space is between Limitd and DOC Eyeworld, and is 4,497 square-feet. Job listings appeared Nov. 22, 2006. Construction barricade up, mall directory lists Apple (with asterisk) and space is empty on May 7, 2007. As of mid-May, inside of space is empty and no work visible. Grand opening on July 21st. [barricade photo]
  19. Orland Square Mall – Orland Park, IL – July 21 – A Simon-operated mall on Chicago’s south side, it has 150 stores on two levels in 1.2 million square-feet, anchored by Sears, JC Penney and Marshall Fields (Macys). It boasts that it’s the largest and most-upscale mall on the south side, with an annual $400 per square-foot in sales. Appeared as a store location on Oct. 19, 2006. Construction barricade with Apple logo appeared first week of May 2007. Grand opening July 21st.
  20. Buchanan Street – Glasgow, Scotland – August 25 – This city of 629,000 is Britain’s second largest shopping district, and is home to 3 major universities and several colleges. The city’s demographic is high on younger and educated residents. Stone-paved Buchanan Street is home to many high-end shops and restaurants, and the 80-store Buchanan Galleries mall two blocks north of Apple’s store. On Oct. 11, 2006 Apple filed paperwork to renovate the building at 147 Buchanan Street at the corner of St. Vincent St., in the middle of the district. The 3-story bulding was designed by architect David Hamilton in 1841 as the Western Club (although just two walls of the original building remain after renovations in 1965). It was most recently occupied by The Pier, a family-owned home furnishings store, who moved to a suburban mall after receiving a huge pay-out from Apple. It’s considered a Category A historic building that can only be modified with permission. The renovations included removing the mezzanine level, installing a second floor, a spiral glass staircase, stainless steel interior walls, and second-level Genius/Studio bars. The plans don’t include a theater, but make use of the basement for storage. Total cost £1,168,000 ($2.2 million). Interior renovations approved by city officials on Jan. 23, 2007. Construction started in February, 2007, with a grand opening in August, 2007. It’s the first store in Scotland, and geographically the furthest-north store in the chain. Job listings posted Feb. 22, 2007. Recruiting from universities in mid-March. Scaffolding inside in mid-May with some construction underway. On Aug. 19th Apple announced an Aug. 25th grand opening. [permits, pdf] [street info] [photos] [technical description] [heritage info][building history][fun photo!] [logo installation, Aug. 2007] [grand opening report] [opening video]
  21. Oxmoor Center – Louisville, KY – Sept. 6 – A General Growth Properties Inc. mall located on the I-264 loop just east of downtown. It has 110 shops in 960,000 square-feet, anchored by Macy’s, Von Maur and Sears. The store would fill in some part of the black-out space in the central U.S. and would be the first Apple store in the state. In late Feb. 2007 tipsters confirmed the store in an unknown space, but a later newspaper story said it’s the 5,000 s.f. former Kirkland’s Home space, across from Eddie Bauer in the Macy’s wing. The building permit quoted the refit costs at $1.7 million (not including mechanical, electrical or plumbing), with another $215,000 of related costs. As of July 1st the stainless steel façade is installed and interior party finished. Job listings posted March 1, 2007. Grand opening Sept. 6th at 6 p.m. [mall map] [July 1st barricade] [July 18th barricade] [Ed's opening photos] [Mitch's opening photos] [opening photos] [newspaper story]
  22. Los Gatos – N. Calif. – Sept. 6 – In mid-2006 Apple submitted design proposals to build a 5,356 s.f. store at 23-25 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in this upscale suburb of San Jose. The city has a “formula” retail store zoning ordinance, which generally restricts chain store development in the downtown district. In early Nov. 2006 Apple withdrew its proposal, and city officials said they plan to re-submit them later. Apparently the plans were approved, because job listings were posted March 1, 2007. Construction began May 7, 2007. Grand opening Sept. 6th at 6 p.m. The store was the site of a new Genius Bar configuration in July 2012. The bar was 90-degrees to the back wall. [news story #1 / #2] [planning report] [final vote] [May 12th photos #1 / #2] [opening story #1 / #2] [photo gallery] [opening video] [2012 GB test photos #1 / #2 / #3]
  23. Natick Collection Mall – Natick, MA – Sept. 7 – The Boston suburb store is about 12 miles west from the future downtown store on Boylston Street (Boston), and near Wellesley College.The mall will will open a 500,000 s.f. addition in Sept. 2007, creating a two-level, super-regional mall anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, creating a mall with 167 stores in 1.1 million square feet. On May 7, 2007 Apple signed a lease for 5,072 s.f. space in the Main St.-style addition, on the “back” side. Grand opening Sept. 7th at 10 a.m. Closed for remodeleing Oct. 12-16, 2009. [opening photos]
  24. Deer Park Town Center – Chicago, IL – Sept. 15 – In an affluent northwest Chicago suburb, this outdoor lifestyle center has 65 stores, 12 restaurants and a 16-screen cinema, anchored by Crate & Barrel, several Gap stores and Barnes & Noble. The center is a relatively small 386,000 s.f., but will be expanded by 80,000 s.f. within two years. Job listing appeared March 19, 2007. Closed for remodel Oct. 5-9,2009. [zoning approval - pdf] [building permit] [opening photos]
  25. Touchwood Mall – Solihull, UK – Sept. 22 -Located just 8 miles southeast of the existing Bull Ring store, this mall opened in 2001, and has 540,000 square-feet of space, 80 shops, 24 cafes, bars and restaurants, along with a 19-screen cinema. Job listing posted March 22, 2007. The store is just 20-feet wide with a single row of display tables in the center, much like a mini-store.
  26. Mall of Georgia – Buford, GA – Sept. 22 – About 40 miles northeast of Atlanta along I-85, this 1.7 million square-foot mall in anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Apple occupy a space near Nordstrom formerly occupied by Potter Barn Kids. Black construction barricade up early Oct. 2006. Job listing appeared on Apple’s site March 19, 2007.Constructed in the former Sam Goody space of 4,594 s.f. [permit] [site photos] [opening photos]
  27. Lehigh Valley Mall – Whitehall, PA – Sept. 29 – A 2-story enclosed mall managed by Simon Company just north of Allentown, it’s undergoing expansion from 130 stores an 1 million s.f., anchored by Macy’s and JC Penney. Two tipsters said in Feb. 2007 that Apple would locate there, but mall management denied that. Job listings posted mid-May 2007. Grand opening Sept. 29, 2007. [grand opening photos #1 /] #2]
  28. Mall at Partridge Creek – Oct. 18 – Clinton Township, MI – A new mall operated by Taubman under construction in northeast suburban Detroit. Will have 640,000 s.f. and 90 stores and restaurants, anchored by Nordstrom, Parisian and a multi-screen cinema. Taubman announced Apple as a future tenant on April 19, 2006, and the mall’s Web site also listed Apple. Mall opens Oct. 18th, and Apple store will hold its grand opening the same day. Remodeled Oct. 19-24, 2009. [mall plan] [remodel photo]
  29. Lakeside Shopping Centre – West Thurrock (UK) – Oct. 20 – A 3-level indoor mall about 25 miles east of central London (just beyond the metro border), with 300 retailers, restaurants and cafés, anchored by House of Fraser, Debenhams, Primark and M&S. At 1.3 million s.f., it’s one of the largest malls in Europe. Apple will occupy 5,000 in a space relinquished by Woolworths, on the second level next to Carphone Warehouse. Job listings appeared May 3, 2007. Black construction barricade appeared mid-July. Grand opening Oct. 20th. [mall map, pdf] [brochure, pdf 7.9 Mb] [store location]
  30. SanTan Village – Gilbert, AZ – Oct. 26 – A new super-regional urban complex in a Phoenix suburb covering 500 acres, intended to create a live-work-shop environment, with a shopping mall, offices, 18-screen theater, restaurants and residential space. It’s operated by Macerich Corp. and its 1.2 million s.f. of retail is anchored by Dillard’s and Macy’s. Appeared as a job location April 26, 2007. The mall opens Oct. 26, 2007, and Apple is scheduled to open the same day–and the same day as the Leopard OS X release. It will be store #200.
  31. Town Square – Las Vegas, NV – Nov. 14 – A huge, 1.5 million square-foot, $600 million “super-regional,” open-air lifestyle center at the intersection of I-15 and I-215 south of the Strip. Construction began in May 2005 and was scheduled for a mid-2007 grand opening. It will include 150 shops, 12 dining establishments, a 230-room boutique hotel, office space, outdoor concert venue, multi-screen cinema on 120 acres. It’s all designed as a city, with parks, streets and intersections, and varying architecture. Developer announced Apple store on Jan. 15, 2006. Grand opening Wed., Nov. 14th. [rendering] [story]
  32. Chestnut Street – San Francisco, CA – Nov. 23 – The city is composed of many small neighborhoods outside the downtown area. This quiet street is in the Marina District, within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. The old-time neighborhood Marina Theater is being renovated into a theater/retail combination, and the existing Walgreens drug store at 2125 Chestnut St. will move into the ground-floor space, freeing up the smallish (2,000 s.f., but parcel is up to 4,750 s.f.) space for Apple. Merchants support Apple’s plans, but neighbors filed their opposition, claiming the building’s tiles are historical. In mid-July 2007 the interior was gutted and the roof removed. By July 1st the building had been completely demolished. Job listings posted June 1, 2007. Grant opening Nov. 23, 2007, Black Friday. [early photos] [permits pdf] [construction photos] [grand opening video]
  33. Princesshay Development – Exeter (UK) – Nov. 24 – A 23-acre, city-centre development that includes retail, apartment, office, restaurant, car park, pedestrian mall and open space, anchored by Debenhams. The development is being opened in phases, and will be fully open by Christmas 2007. Appeared as a job location on May 4, 2007. Grant opening Nov. 24th. [development plan, pdf] [mall map w/Apple's location] [photo of store location] [permit documents]
  34. West 14th Street – New York City, NY – Dec. 7 – During the second-quarter financial conference call on April 25, 2007, CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Apple would open the third New York City store at 14th Street and 9th Avenue in the city’s Meatpacking District. Identified as 401 W. 14th St., taking 30,258 s.f. of retail space (4,883 on the ground floor, and 7,912 on the second floor, 17,463 on the third floor; plus 4,719 in the basement) of the building owned by R.K. Futterman. Apple will occupy the corner space, with a 45-foot storefront on 14th St., and 108-foot side frontage. It was previously occupied by Western Beef, but they were forced out by the owners in 2005. The entire building is being renovated for $10 million. Grand opening December 7th. In Jan. 2014 the pension fund TIAA purchased a minority stake in the entire store building for $168 million. A news report says Apple has a 15-year lease with a 10-year option on 46,000 s.f.  [old building flyer] [July '07 flyer, pdf] [info] [former tenant] [NY Post article] [Jun 18 photos] [district Web site] [Nov. 14th photo] [Apple's gallery] [opening video]

2008

  1. Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes, UK – March 1 – Inside the Midsummer Place mall within a town of about 200,000 residents along the main M1 motorway. The mall includes an exhibition hall, multi-screen cinema, bowling lanes, 230 shops and 40 restaurants in 1.3 million s.f. The mall’s location mid-way between London and Birmingham, and its proximity to road and rail lines draws 600,000 visitors a week from a wide area of the country. Apple will occupy a $263 million expansion of the mall that will add 243,000 s.f. May occupy space #411 at the mall, a two-level space linked by a compact glass staircase at the rear of the store. The second level has no windows to the outside or the mall. Job listings appeared Feb. 24, 2007. Rumors were of an opening in early Dec. 2007, but the store never opened. Then in early Jan. 2008 a tipster said that glass from Germany arrived in the wrong size, delaying the scheduled grand opening. Grand opening March 1st.
  2. Mall of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) – March 6 – A 2-story, 1.3 million s.f. mall along I-10, anchored by Dillard’s, Sears and JC Peney. It’s the largest mall in the state, operated by General Growth and hosts 155 stores south of downtown. It’s the first store in the state, and about 85 miles west of New Orleans. The city experienced a population increase post-Katrina, and the mall was expanded in 2006 to accommodate more shoppers. The area surrounding the mall is also being developed into office and retail space. Job listings posted Oct. 16, 2007. [Feb. 18th photo] [March 1st photo] [grand opening]
  3. Grand Arcade – Cambridge (UK) – March 27 – A new 2-story, $162 million development in city center with 52 stores in 450,000 s.f. along two glass-covered streets. The city’s population is 117,000, but retail draws from 2.7 million regionals shoppers. The town is also home to 22,000 students, and hosts 3.5 million tourists a year. Job listings posted Oct. 16, 2007. The m opened March 27, 2008, and Apple’s store opened the same day. [aerial rendering] [interior rendering #1 / #2 / #3] [leasing brochure / pdf] [mall plan / pdf] [grand opening]
  4. Cherry Hill Mall – Cherry Hill, NJ – March 29 – A 1961-vintage mall of 1.2 million s.f. and 165 shops, 13 food court stalls. The mall serves the eastern suburbs of Philadelphia, and is about 8 miles northwest of the existing Sangemore (NJ) store. Anchored by JC Penney and Macy’s. Appeared as a job location on May 11, 2006. No activity until Nov. 2007 when Apple announced a job fair for the location, indicating a Spring 2008 opening. Construction barricade appeared in Jan. ’08, between Armani and MAC cosmetics store. Employees interviews in late Feb. 2008. Interior finished on March 15, ’08 but no stock in place. [Feb '08 photo] [mall plan]
  5. Fair Oaks Mall – Fairfax, VA – April 26 – An enclosed mall with 1.5 million s.f. leasable space at the intersection of I-66 and Rte. 50 with 180 shops and restaurants, including Hecht’s, Sears and Macy’s. Has one of the highest average household incomes for Apple store territories. It will be the 9th store in the D.C. region. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 19, 2006. Construction barricade appeared mid-Jan. 2008. Grand opening April 26, 2008. [Jan. '08 photo]
  6. Boylston Street – Boston, MA – May 15 – On Feb. 2, 2006 LoopRumors revealed that Apple had signed a lease at 815 Boylston St., a former copy store across from the Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center and a future 6-star hotel in the city’s Back Bay district. The district attracts local residents, office workers and tourists. The 6,384 s.f. lot will host a two-story building that is 60-feet wide. It will be demolished to construct a new 3-story building with all-glass storefront. BRA approved plans on Oct. 19, 2006. Construction began Feb. 2007 and the first steel was erected Aug. 19th. Job listings posted Oct. 17th. In Dec. 2012 the land and property were sold by the original investment firm, to another investment firm for $27.5 million [deed transfer, pdf]. [photo--thanks Mark!] [aerial view] [news story] [stair story] [rendering #1 / #2] [public hearing] [Dec. 2006 permits (pdf): general / electrical / demolition] [design OK, pdf] [first two weeks construction photos] [property assessment] [Sept. 20th photo #1 / #2]
  7. Westfield Brandon – Brandon (FL) – May 24 – In early Oct. 2007 a tipsters said Apple would open a store in this mall operated by Westfield Properties Inc. in a suburb east of Tampa along I-75. Another 150,000 s.f. feet and 44 retailers were just added, now totaling 1.1 million s.f. and 150 stores. The space is 22-feet wide and less than 800 s.f. Closed Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2009 for remodel.
  8. Pacific Centre Mall – Vancouver, BC, Canada – May 24 – There were persistent rumors of a store in this west-coast, tourist-destination city for years. Tipsters said that Apple’s real estate team has visited the city taking serious looks at various street-level locations, and at the downtown, 3-block long Pacific Centre on Granville Street as a possible store site. In particular, the Holt Renfrew store moved to a new and larger space, freeing up space on the second level just south of Dunsmuir Street. In Oct. 2007 a tipster confirmed Pacific Centre Mall as the location. Job listings were posted Oct. 26, 2007, interviews in April, 2008. The interior retaili space is 25 feet wide and less than 800 s.f. Closed Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2009 for remodeling. On March 18, 2014 Retail-Insider reported that this store will move to a larger space in a 48,000 s.f. mall expansion underground, and beneath a future huge Nordstrom store. The expansion is to open in fall 2015. [Facebook discussion] [mall map, pdf] [opening photos / video] [2014 expansion plan (pdf) / rendering #1 / #2 / #3updated
  9. Bridge Street Town Centre – Huntsville, AL – May 31 – This Main Street-type mall along I-565 on the city’s southwest side is part of Cummings Research Park, which also includes residential and office space. It has been delayed several times, but a June 2006 site plan (pdf) of the available 550,000 s.f. retail space includes Apple as “In discussion/negotiating” for a 4,000 s.f. space in the middle of the site (#108). The city is home to Redstone Arsenal, NASA facilities and contractors. The mall will include multi-screen cinema, office space, residential area, 63 shops and restaurants, and a Westin Hotel. Features bridges over a 10-acre lake, water taxis, fountains and tree-lined walks, all with a French-Italian theme. Job listings appeared on Monster.com on Feb. 26th. Job listings appeared on Apple’s site March 1, 2007. Building permit issued to Shawmut mid-Jan. ’08. The permit valued the work at $1.9 million. Space #S23 identified in mid-Jan. 2008.The mall opened Nov. 1, 2007 grand opening without the Apple store.[mall plan] [photo gallery] [grand opening video]
  10. Willowbrook Mall – Houston (TX) – June 7 – A huge, 1.5 million s.f., single-level mall operated by General Growth with 160 stores about 20 miles northwest of downtown. Job listings posted in late March, 2008.
  11. George Street – Sydney, Australia – June 19 – Apple skipped the Bondi Junction mall andselected the office building at 367 George Street for a 3-level, glass-front flagship store. Apple submitted permit applications in Oct. 2006, and an Apple spokesman confirmed the store on Feb. 6, 2007. Construction began in spring 2007 and could take a year to complete. According to the application, the total fit-out will cost US$11.9 million. In Oct. 2007 the contractor obtained a permit to close George St. four days in Jan./Feb. 2008 to install the glass façade. Job listings posted Feb. 18, 2007. [building photo] [April 2007 construction] [photos, architectural drawings] [facade install permit (pdf)] [Mar 12 photo] [Apr 23 photo] [grand opening info] [a "wow!" panoramic]
  12. North Star Mall – San Antonio (TX) – June 28 – This super-regional mall north of the city along I-410 has 1.3 million s.f. of retail space, with over 200 stores and restaurants. In Aug. 2007 a tipster reports that an Apple store will open there in June 2008. Tipster says possibly former Brookstone space #1670 on the lower level with 3,445 s.f. In April a black barricade appeared in front of #1670 next to the Ann Taylor store. Job listings appeared Jan. 2008. The store is just 34′ wide, but over 118′ feet deep, including a board room, offices and kitchen. [mall plan] [barricade photo]
  13. West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) – July 5 – This huge, 5.3 million s.f. complex bills itself as the “world’s biggest entertaiment and shopping complex.” It’s located about 185 miles north of Calgary in the second province from the west coast. It has 800 tenants composed of product retailers, 100 food service outlets, and entertainment venues. The complex includes a full water and amusement park, hotel, aquarium, miniature golf course and iMax theater. Tipsters says lease signed in mid-May 2007. Store will be located in the original, first-phase building, “R” section on Street East, possibly space #2126. Job listings posted Jan. 13, 2008. Grand opening July 5, 2008. In July 2011 rumors of the store expanding, possibly by adding the adjacent Disney store space. Building permit issued Feb. 21, 2012 for 4,230 s.f. project valued at US$282,000. [mall map] [Apple space map] [Apr 24 photo] [expansion plan] [expansion permit, pdf]
  14. Leawood – Leawood, KS – July 11 – This upscale suburb south of Kansas City along I-435 is home to an outdoor, Main Street-style shopping mall with 90 shops and restaurants, and a multi-screen cinema, all in 168,000 s.f. Possibly 30-foot space #3210 offering 3,745 s.f. It will be the first Apple store in the state. Officially called “Leawood” store. Job listings posted Nov. 7, 2007, but lists the location by its intersection address rather than the shopping mall itself. [site plan, pdf] [city architectural approval - pdf]
  15. Sanlitun – Beijing (China) – July 19 – In March 11, 2008 it was reported that Qianmen Street would not be ready in time for an Apple store opening, so the location had been switched to the Sanlitun district, an area northeast of city center frequented by expats for the embassies, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues, and about 4 miles from the former Qianmen Street location (see entry above). Much of the area has been bulldozed in advance of the Olympics, and new housing and commercial buildings erected. Sources say that the Qianmen Street store will open later in the year (during the Olympics?). By mid-March the location was further pinpointed to The Village at SanLiTun, a huge, multi-building development by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties. It will include 250 up-scale local and international retailers, cinema and boutique hotel. In June, local press reported the store will be on 3 levels and cover 10,700 s.f.[location map] [June construction]
  16. Sainte-Catherine Street – July 25 – Montreal (Canada) – The metro area has 3.6 million residents with just a single Apple store in Laval and few resellers. The street hosts many international brands, as well as historic retailer Hudson’s Bay Company. Don’t confuse this section of the street with the east end, where sex shops and Gay Village are located. Tipsters say the store will be located at 1321 Ste-Catherine W., after Boutique Mens clothing store moves out at the end of 2007. Apple reportedly signed a C$1.2 million annual lease on the two-story space, and will put in a glass staircase, making this a high-profile store. Has a two-sided, back-lit logo suspended in the window. Apple’s architect filed building plans with the city in early Dec. 2007, and construction began Jan. 2008, with an insulated area covering the front. Store closed Sept. 4-19, 2013 for a major remodel and fixture reconfiguration. [local blog] [area map, pdf version] [parking meter story] [#1 / #2] [Jan 22, '08 photos] [Mar '08] [May 12] [July 15] [photos 2010 #1 / #2]
  17. Liverpool One – Liverpool, UK – July 26 – A unique 42-acre, city-center redevelopment that opens in 2008, and will include retail, residential and open space within five distinct districts. The project “retains the culture, history, variety and familiarity of the old Liverpool,” the developer says, yet, “creates a new and compact focal point for urban living and leisure in the 21st century Liverpool.” Developer’s Web site listed Apple as “under offer” in mid-April 2007, and tipster saids signed late August 2007. Job listings appeared mid-Jan., 2008. Mall opened Phase I on May 29th. Store has a compact, right-ascending glass staircase. [project info, pdf] [mall plan] [photo #1 / #2]
  18. King Street – Charleston, SC – July 26 – This once-seedy section of downtown has been turned into the “SoHo of the South,” with many familiar Apple store neighbors (J. Crew, Abercrombie, GAP, Pottery Barn, etc.). The street offers 500,000 s.f. of retail and is 96% occupied. Apple reps visited the city’s Department of Economic Development in mid-2006, snapped site photos and asked about zoning/heritage approval procedures for a space renovation. Speculation is on 301 King St., a 2-story brick building formerly occupied by the Cumberland’s Pub & Grill. An architectural design proposal was submitted to the city review board on March 3, 2008. Job listings posted June 9, 2008. Employees trained at SouthPark in Charlotte. Closed Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2009 for remodeling. [Feb. 26 photo] [permit news] [design review materials, pdf] [July 15] [history of building posted by co-tenant]
  19. Arrowhead Towne Center – Glendale (AZ) – July 26 – A 1.1 million s.f. mall along Hwy. 101 northwest of Phoenix. The mall was renovated in 2004 by Westcor, a Macerich subsidiary. Job listing posted March 24, 2008. The store could open by Oct. 2008, in the former Disney Store space on the lower level. In May, 2008 black construction barricade covered the space with a white Apple logo. Closed Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2009 for remodel. [mall plan]
  20. Chatswood Chase – Chatswood(Australia) – August 9 – A relatively small 532,000 s.f. mall with 144 shops In the city centre of this suburb 7 miles north of Sydney. Originally believed to be at nearby Westfield Chatswood, but black construction barricade appeared April ’08. Job listings posted March 9, 2008. In August 2012 tipsters said the store will move to a larger space after extensive expansion construction, including a new Apple-only elevator to a loading dock. The store is in a small, temporary space during construction. [mall map] [demographic info, pdf] [opening #1 / #2 / #3] [expansion news stoy] [Dec. 2012 expansion #1 / #2 / #3]
  21. Del Monte Center – Monterey (CA) – August 9 – A 675,000 s.f. outdoor mall in this small, bayside community that is home to a community college, Naval Postgraduate School, and Defense Language Institute, along with lots of wealthy retirees and celebrities. The center is undergoing a $20 million renovation, and Apple could occupy the former Limited Express space (Lane Bryant, too?) by year’s end. Limited Express was reportedly forced out involuntarily to make way for Apple. Job listings posted Feb. 21, 2008. [mall plan] [grand opening video]
  22. Altamonte Mall – Altamonte Springs (FL) -August 16 – A 1.1 million s.f. mall operated by General Growth Properties Inc. near Interstate 4 north of Orlando. The mall has 160 stores, and was renovated in 2004. Space is 5,500 s.f., possibly #1335? Job listings appeared Jan. 15, 2008. [opening photos]
  23. (The Forum) Carlsbad - Carlsbad (CA) – August 16 – A relatively small 265,000 s.f. mall and office complex in an upscale coastal surburb 35 miles north of San Diego. The mall is not far from I-5, and serves a wide swath of coast between Camp Pendleton and San Diego. Possibly in the former Bombay furniture store space. Job listings appeared Jan. 14, 2008. [mall plan] [latest space] [construction Apr 4 - #1 / #2] [opening #1 / #2 / #3]
  24. University Park Village – Fort Worth (TX) – August 23 – A relatively small, 172,000 s.f. mall on the southwest side of Fort Worth, near Texas Christian University, with just 37 stores and restaurants. Job listings posted Feb. 19, 2008. Average $33 per s.f. lease costs.
  25. The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas (Nev.) – August 30 – Tucked aside Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino along The Strip, this faux sky-covered arcade includes the world’s most up-scale retailers, and connects directly to the casino. The hotel-casino is located mid-Strip, where virtually every visitor passes, and is also the venue for special events such as boxing championships and music groups. Fully one-third of visitors are from other countries. The mall is operated by Simon Properties and includes 160 retailers in 636,000 s.f. The Apple store will be located deep inside the long mall, in section “E” of the mall, space #151, flanked by Armani and The Gap. The mall’s descriptions says the store will hae a “giant 10 foot diagonal screen.” [overview] [barricade photo] [mall plan, pdf]
  26. Renaissance at Colony Park – Ridgeland (MS) – August 30 – The state-based developer Mattice Properties Inc. is constructing this new lifestyle, outdoor mall along I-55 on the north side of the city. The 57-acre site will include a major hotel, office space, restaurants and 500,00 s.f. of retail space. The store will fill in a substantial hold in store coverage in The South. In mid-May, 2008 local media reported that the city’s architectural review board rejected Apple’s storefront design. The mall is scheduled for a March 2008 grand opening, but the Apple store will open later in space #4010. Job listings appeared Feb. 19, 2008. [site plan, pdf]
  27. Highcross Leicester – Leicester (UK) – September 4 – A new development that opens Sept. 4th featuring retail, entertainment and residential space that planners intend will transform the city centre. Job listings posted March 24, 2008. [rendering]
  28. Chadstone Shopping Centre – Melbourne (Australia) – September 13 – This older, but recently renovated, mall is among the largest in the southern hemisphere, and the largest in the country. It has 450 shops over 1.4 million s.f of space. Several tipsters confirmed that as of Jan. 2008 Apple is negotiating a lease for a space next to Nike Women on the ground floor. A white construction barricade appeared in Jan. ’08, and a sign appeared for one day noting “Apple” store, but was quickly written over. By May a black baricade with “coming soon” appeared. Job listings appeared March 9, 2008. [photos] [Aug. 2008 photo] [opening #1 /#2]
  29. Crocker Park – Westlake, OH – September 13 – A newish (Nov. 2004), 75-acre, $480 million retail, office, residential and entertainment development in the suburbs west of Cleveland. It has 550,000 s.f. of retail space in 60 stores, built in a Main Street theme, with residential spaces on the second floor. In late June 2006 the mall‘s Web site said an Apple store was “Coming Soon,” and the mall map shows the store in a building not yet built. Rent is “mid-$20s” per s.f. per-month. Appeared as job location Oct. 18, 2006. Job listings posted Oct. 22nd. Construction permits finally issued Dec. 2007 for Apple’s storefront and signage in the Langston building that includes ground floor retail and four floors of residential housing. Job listings re-appeared Jan., 2008. [zoning approval -pdf] [mall plan] [site photos] [store news blog] [rendering] [Sept. '08 photos] [aerial photo] [opening photos #1 / #2 #3]
  30. Maine Mall – South Portland (Maine) – September 13 – A General Growth Properties Inc. mall along I-95 southwest of the city. It opened in 1971, and now has 140 stores in 1 million square feet. Mall management says Apple signed a 10-year lease on a 5,300 s.f. space, the former Vogel’s Hallmark store in the Macy’s wing. Job listings appeared April 4, 2008. In early August a black construction barricade appeared with a white Apple logo. [Aug. 15 photo] [opening photos]
  31. Willowbrook – Wayne (NJ) – September 13 – A 1.5 million s.f. mall operated by General Growth alongside I-80, about 25 miles northeast of downtown NYC. The store has 200 shops and restaurants, including Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Sears. Job listings posted the first week of August. The mall’s Web site states, “Coming Holiday 2008″ to space #1585 next to Ann Taylor, a 6,000 s.f., 40-foot wide space on the main level.
  32. Victoria Square – Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Sept. 20 – A new 800,000 s.f. complex located in city centre with 98 shops, along with residences and offices, restaurants and theaters. Apple will locate in space UG5 on the second-level. It will be the first store in Northern Ireland. The mall opened in March, 2008. The 20-foot wide store has a single, center row of display tables, and a very compact, left-turn ascending glass staircase at the rear. Has a one-sided, back-lit logo suspended in the front window. Job listings appeared Feb. 13, 2008. Construction visible in early August, 2008. [mall plan] photo] [Aug. 23 photo] [pre-opening] [opening video] [storefront]
  33. Park City Mall – Lancaster (PA) – Sept. 20 – A 1.3 million s.f. mall with over 180 shops operated by General Growth in a city of 470,000 residents. The mall serves a wide region. Job listings posted in April, 2008. By Sept. 14th the furniture was installed but products haven’t been placed. [Sept. 14 photos #1 / #2]
  34. The Promenade Shops at Briargate – Colorado Springs (CO) – Sept. 20 – A smallish lifestyle mall operated by Poag & McEwen along I-25, adjacent to the U.S. Air Force Academy, office space and residential developments. The mall has just 47 shops in 285,000 s.f., and serves an upscale area. Job listings post May 23, 2008. [mall map, pdf] [Sept. 10 photo] [Sept. 14 #1 / #2]
  35. North County Fair – Escondido (CA) – Sept. 20 – A huge, 1.2-million s.f. mall along I-15 in the inland area between San Diego and Orange County (LA). The mall has 175 shops and 19 restaurants. Developer Westfield Group has been renegotiating its land lease with the city before committing to a $100-$200 million renovation and 400,000 s.f. expansion of the mall. Possibly on the second level in the former Brookstone space. Job listings posted Feb. 21, 2008. [possible space]
  36. Hillsdale Shopping Center – San Mateo (CA) – Sept. 20 – Another mid-peninsula Apple store along Hwy. 101 south of San Francisco. The 1.3 million s.f., 1950s-era mall has 130 shops, and is privately-owned by the Bohannon family. Job listings posted April 1, 2008 and black barricade appeared in front of space #340 on lower level by June, 2008. [barricade, June 1st] [ [barricade, June 30] [Sept. 15 photo #1 / #2 / #3] [opening photos]
  37. Cabot Circus – Bristol (UK) – Sept. 25 – A city of 410,000 in the southwest along the Avon River. Its city center has a collection of stores in city center, and word is that Apple will open a 6,000 s.f., street-level, two-level store with glass staircase, within the Quakers Friars courtyard section of the development. Job listings posted April 4, 2008. Mall opens Sept. 25th, and the Apple store opened the same day at 12:30 p.m. [city centre map, pdf] [development map] [development rendering] [courtyard photos] [opening photos]
  38. Rue de Rive – Geneva (Switzerland) – Sept. 25 – Rumored for years, but only confirmed when job listings were posted Feb. 13, 2008. The store will be located inside the former Hollywood theater at 4,6 Rue de Rive in the Old Town section, near the Globus store. The street and its companion, Rue du Rhône, form an area that is the upscale home to many international brands, including fashion stores. Recruiting in early April ’08, with about 60 persons to be hired. Employee training started Sept. 4th, store final outfit starting Sept. 14th. T-shaped space with narrow wood-panel storefront, interior stainless steel, vaulted ceiling and skylight. [renderings] [3D plan] [ground floor plan] [April 8 photos] [Sept. 2 photo] [grand opening photos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5]
  39. Glattzentrum – Zurich (Switzerland) – Sept. 26 – In early June, 2008 tipsters said Apple was moving its future store location from Bahnhofstrasse to this 462,000 s.f. shopping center about 3 miles northeast of city center. The center has 90 shops and 9 restaurants/bars. However, within weeks tipsters said Apple would create stores at both locations. Typical mall store design with “bulge” room at rear of store. Job listings posted June 5, 2008.
  40. Fairview Mall – Toronto (Ont.) – Sept. 27 – A Cadillac Fairview mall along Highway 404 northeast of the city center. It has 160 shops in 881,000 s.f., and is finishing a major $82 million renovation and expansion. Job listings appeared April 1, 2008. [Sept. '08 barricade] [opening story]
  41. Lakeside Shopping Center – Metairie (LA) – Sept. 27 – A privately-owned (Feil Organization, NYC) mall on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and alongside I-10 in the unincorporated suburban area of central Jefferson Parish, adjacent to New Orleans. It was built in 1960, but enclosed, renovated and expanded several times since then. It now has 140 stores within 1.1 million s.f., and draws from a wide metro area. It suffered little Hurricane Katrina damage, and re-opened 2 months later with about half the stores and shorter hours. Since then it has continued to be a major shopping destination, albeit serving a smaller population. In Sept. 2007 Macy’s announced they would build a 228,000 s.f. store there, sparking interest from other retailers. Apple’s space is in theformer Discovery Store space, in the center of the mall next to Victoria’s Secret and Adler’s Jewelry. Building permits states value of fit-out at $1.9 million. Job listings posted April 1, 2008. As of Aug. 1st no construction seen inside the space. [site map, pdf] [mall profile]
  42. Market Mall- Calgary (Alb., Canada) – Sept. 27 – A store is this city was originally planned for Chinook Centre, but for some reason it was cancelled. Instead, Apple selected this 170-store mall with 900,000 s.f. adjacent to the University of Calgary. The mall is operated by Cadillac Fairview northwest of city center. Job listings were posted March 25, 2008, interviews were in early August, In May 2012 tipsters said store would move to the larger former Tommy Hilfiger space. Grand re-opening August 18, 2012. [mall layout] [opening story] [2012 expansion mall plan, pdf]
  43. Royal Hawaiian Center – Honolulu (HI) – Sept. 27 – A compact 293,000 s.f. center adjacent to the state’s premier hotel with over 100 stores on three levels. It’s undergoing an $115 million expansion and renovation that will add several spaces, with Apple taking a 2-story space (C104-107, C205a) along Kalakaua Avenue in C Building. The July, 2007 building permit said the demolition/re-build project cost $1.3 million, and real estate sources say leases are $30 s.f/month. First revealed by the Honolulu Post-Advertiser on July 3, 2007. Construction underway for a long time. Black stone exterior stone siding installed and then removed in April-May. In early August, workers waiting for second stone shipment, possibly from Guam or the Philipines, while store interior essentially finished. Final stone installation in mid-Sept. Job listings posted July 19, 2007. [future store blog] [site plan / lease brochure, pdf 8 Mb] [area map, pdf] [fisheye photo] [new stone siding] [Sept. 15 pano] [grand opening photos #1 / #2 #3/ video #1] / #2 / #3] [final siding photos]
  44. White City – London (UK) – October 30 – In Dec. 2007 tipsters pointed to his district northwest of city centre for a new store at an uknown space. The area hosted the 1908 Olympics, and is now home to the BBC, and the nearly-finished, extremely upscale Westfield London development covering 1.6 million s.f., and including 270 retailers–the third-largest mall in the UK. The location is about 5 miles from the existing Regent Street store. It will be the second-largest UK Apple store, after Regent Street and ahead of (future) Covent Garden. Job listings posted June 2, 2008. The store is being stocked the week of Oct. 20th. The mall opened Oct. 30th, and the Apple store opened the same day. [site plan, pdf] [storefront]
  45. Dadeland Mall – Miami (FL) – November 8 – A 1.4 million s.f. mall operated by Simon Properties along U.S. Hwy. 1 south of central Miami, and about 5 miles north of the existing The Falls store. Job listings posted April 28, 2008. Grand opening Nov. 8, 2008.
  46. Vintage Faire Mall – Modesto (CA) – November 14 – This Macerich-operated mall has 165 shops in over 1 million s.f. in the state’s central valley, only the third store in the valley. The mall north of downtown is geographically between the existing Sacramento and Fresno stores. Space M02? Job listings posted June 19, 2008.
  47. Rosenstrasse (Munich, Germany) – Dec. 6 – In Spring 2007 demolition began on the existing building at 1 Rosenstrasse in city-center, the former Shuster sporting goods store. By June, 2008 demolition was complete and the entire concrete building had been erected, and interior work was progressing. It will be the first store in Germany, and the second in continental Europe. Photos show it will be at least a ground-floor and mezzanine. Job listings appeared Feb. 13, 2008. The resumé deadline is Oct. 26th. In mid-Nov. photos show the exterior basically finished, with storefront glass installed, and interior finish work underway. Grand opening Dec. 6th. [MacGazette on-going coverage] [Jan '08] [March '08] [March '08] [April '08] [May 30] [July 17] [Sept. 15] [Oct. 8] [press preview] [store at night] [grand opening news/photos/videos]

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