Apple Stores - 2004-2006
These are stores that held their grand openings in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Read about future stores.
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- LaEncantada, Tucson, AZ - Jan. 24 - new open-air mall [early photos] [pre-opening photos] [grand opening photos] [shopping experience]
- Aventura (Mall), Aventura, FL - Jan. 31 - An mammoth indoor, super-regional mall with 2.8 million s.f. operated by Turnberry. It features six anchor department stores, 280+ shops and restaurants, and is the highest-grossing center in southeast U.S. and among the top five in the country. The Apple store was originally scheduled for Nov. 2003 opening, but mall management said "unforeseen construction delays" pushed the opening back. Closed Sept. 9-12, 2008 to prepare to move to a huge space in an expansion area of the mall, at the south end between Victoria's Secret and Restoration Hardware. The space features an expansive, curved-glass store front and side wall with two suspended, back-lit logos. [photos] [location change] [after move]
[photos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5]
- The Shops at Mission Viejo, CA - Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. - covered mall, "DaMan" was FIL. Store closed May 14-18, 2007 for floor plan change Closed starting Sept. 14, 2009 for remodel. [photos]
- San Francisco, CA - Feb. 28 - street-level store, flagship -10,800 square-feet of retail space on two floors, with a glass stairway and second-floor skylight. Received 1,352 applications for 70 positions, including 12 Genius positions. In Fall 2012 the theater was removed and ground floor space was re-arranged. [grand opening] [press briefing-mp3] [Apple gallery]
[2012 remodel news #1 / #2] [theater gone 2012 #1 / #2 / #3]
- SouthPark - Charlotte, NC - March 12 - a 4,200 square-foot store in a Simon Property Group outdoor mall. In Aug. 2012 plans were to move into the larger Gap/Gap Kids spaces by early 2013. [2012-2013 move and expansion]
- Montgomery Mall - Bethesda, MD - May 8 - Located inside the enclosed Shoppingtown Montgomery Mall, in the space formerly occupied by the Eddie Bauer store on the first level (1052). The mall is managed by the Westfield Group, which also manages Old Orchard. The location was posted on-and-off on Apple's "Jobs" Web page since Dec. 5, 2003. Job interview appointments began March 2, 2004.
Renovation scheduled for April 27-May 9, 2009.
- Barton Creek Square - Austin, TX - June 12 - indoor mall; space R08 on the second level, 3,653 square feet. It's the city's largest mall, located southwest of downtown, with 1.4 million square feet and 170 stores (the usual Apple neighbors). The city had been #8 on the list of the largest metro areas without an Apple store, and reportedly the city was ID'd for a store back in 2000. Austin is already home to at least three large Apple facilities, including for educational sales, software licensing and an AppleCare call center. Owned by the Simon Group, which operates other malls where Apple is located. Job openings were posted on Jan. 7th. In a newspaper article, Ron Johnson confirmed the store would open June 12th, and then Apple made the official announcement on June 4th. Scheduled for floor plan change in Oct. 22-Nov. 2, 2007. Remodeled Aug. 6-20, 2009. In March 2012 tipsters say the store will move to the former Pottery Barn space on the lower level by year's end. The new space is 9,685 s.f. with a 90-foot wide storefront. Construction stopped in fall 2012, but then re-started in Dec. 2012 for a Feb. 15, 2013 grand opening. [mall map] [photos] [photos] [photos] [photos]
- Rosedale Center - Roseville, MN - July 24 - With two stores already in the region, Apple is set to open a third retail store at this indoor suburban mall. Very narrow store with stainless steel façade, back-lit logo on a stainless steel side wall, and point-of-sale counter at the rear of the store. Job listings were first posted on April 2, 2004. Monte was FIL at 6:30 a.m. [photos] [photo gallery]
- Shinsaibashi - Osaka (Japan) - Aug. 28 - street-level, high-profile - Officially announced by Steve Jobs at the Ginza (Tokyo) press event in Nov. 2003, with a Fall 2004 opening date. The 7,000 square-foot, 2-story store features the chain's first spiral glass staircase, in this case a suspended, left-hand turn version. [grand opening]
- Shadyside - Pittsburgh, PA - Sept. 24 - Located in the upscale Shadyside urban shopping district of the city, just north of Carnegie Mellon University, and next to a Rite Aid store (right). A MacMinute reader revealed the store would be at 5508 Walnut St. Listed as a job location on March 30, 2004, and positions were posted on April 2nd. The Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved the store design on April 20th under the code name "IPOD." [document] The store, reportedly 4,000 s.f., includes a studio training area for fee-based classes, staffed by four Creative Specialists certified in high-end applications. Appeared on printed store calendars in July 2004 as, "Opening in 2004." On Aug. 25th the grand opening was posted as Sept. 4th. Grand opening Sept. 4, 2004, and a mother-daughter arrived at midnight to be first in line. Serves as training site for other Creatives. Closed July 13-23, 2009 for renovation. [district profile] [June 21 construction #1 / #2] [map] [photo] [photo] [construction/grand opening] [grand opening] [grand opening] [grand opening] [unique store layout] [grand opening]
- Stoneridge Mall - Pleasanton, N. Calif. - Sept. 18- a 2-story indoor mall east of San Francisco. Store is about 24-feet wide by 60-feet deep, making it a 1,440 square-foot small-sized store. First listed on the "Jobs" page April 23, 2004. Appeared on printed store calendar Sept. 1, 2004. On Sept. 13 Apple announced the grand opening would be Sept. 18, 2004 at 10 a.m. In Sept. 2008 the rear-located cashwrap was eliminated, and an iMac training table was located there in its place. An extension was created at the side of the sidewall-located Genius Bar for cash and other non-credit card purchases. Remodeled Aug. 31-Sept. 18, 2009. [center Web site] [Nathan's photos & video] [grand opening photos / video]
- Stonestown - San Francisco, CA - Sept. 25 - Appeared on Apple's "Jobs" Web page April 11, 2004. It's an indoor1950s mall renovated in 1988, adjacent to San Francisco State University in the southwest portion of the city. It would be the city's second store. The AppleInsider Web site reported it would be located in the space formerly occupied by Victoria's Secret, which moved across the hallway. The mall is owned by Macerich Corp., one of Apple's favorite's, and has the usual neighboring companies. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Albert first in line at 5:30 a.m. Closed Oct. 1-9 for renovation and floor plan change. On March 24, 2013 black plywood appeared over three nearby spaces, indicating the future expanded store to open in late 2013. [photo of space] [first interior / exterior] [grand opening photos / video]
[2013 expansion news story] [2013 expansion plan] [expansion photo #1 / #2 / #3 / pano #1 / pano #2]
[barricade June 2013]
- Country Club Plaza -Kansas City, MO - Sept. 25 - The Plaza is an open-air shopping district that sprung up in 1924, and features a Spanish motif, courtyards, public art, fountains, sculpture and clock towers, all sited along Brush Creek. Apple's building is a light-red brick structure with tile roof, with a large second-floor window accented with a tile mosiac. There are spectacular arches above the window and under the eaves. Listed as a location on Apple's "Jobs" Web page on March 30, 2004, and positions were posted on April 2nd. The store is 2,500 square-feet adjacent to an Ann Taylor and FAO Schwartz store on Broadway. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Several tipsters reported the grand opening was Sept. 25th. On Sept. 20th Apple announced the grand opening is Sept. 25th. Mark, Randi and their 8 year-old daughter were FIL at 11:30 p.m. Friday. Closed May 28-June 1, 2007 for floor plan change. [guide] [district photos] [Sept. photo] [store architecture] [Aaron's photos / video / blog] [photos] [Mandy's photos] [news story] [report & photos]
- Christiana (Mall) - Wilmington, DE - Oct. 16 - large indoor Rouse Co. mall adjacent to I-95, in a no-sales tax state. with store reportedly going into the former J. Crew space #428. First listed on the "Jobs" page April 25, 2004, jobs first listed 4-28-2004. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Tipster says grand opening after Oct. 10, 2004, when staff training is finished, although the assistant manager position is still open. Appeared on the Sept.-Oct. 2004 printed store calendar issued 9-25, but not with an asterisk that indicated "Stores open in 2004." Announced on Oct. 11th that grand opening is Oct. 16th. Closed June 4-9, 2007 for floor plan change. In Nov. 2008 there were rumors the store would expand or move to a larger space in the expansion area of the mall. In April 2010 those plans were confirmed, to an 60'-wide space across from Banana Republic. Grand re-opening June 12, 2010. In July 2012 the store moved to a temp store (space 1845) while expansion is underway on space #1370. The 2012 expansion store will open before Thanksgiving. [mall map] [opening news story]
[2012 move story] [2012 move plan]
- Stanford - Stanford, N. Calif. - Oct. 16 - Opened as a mini store named "Stanford Shopping Center," renamed in 2012. Located between Nine West and Gymboree, in the center of the open-air mall. First identified June 1, 2004. This upscale, Simon-managed mall is just 3,802 feet from the Palo Alto store, and adjacent to Stanford University. Apple says the space is 750 square-feet; only 18 feet wide and 100 feet deep, but retail space uses only the front ~47 feet. Scheduled for Sept. 25th, but delayed. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. Epoxy floor changed to stone in Aug. 2005, and center display counter added. In Feb. 2011 tipsters said the store would move west into the former Williams Sonoma space in the mall. In early 2012 Microsoft began construction on a large store just two doors east. At the same time, early construction work began on the new Apple store. By April 3, 2012 a construction office was erected in the west parking lot and some work was underway. In June demolition was well underway on the former buildings. By Sept. structural steel had been erected. [more details & photo] [make-over]
[Oct. 1 photo]
- Oakridge -San Jose, N. Calif. - Oct. 16 Opened as a mini store. In April 2004 officials of Westfield Development Corp. confirmed a retail store within the indoor mall at Shoppingtown Oakridge in south San Jose, with a targeted grand opening of Dec. 1st. Space #1541 is next to the Claire's store, and a hallway leading to a mall entrance, and the external BJ's Brewhouse & Restaurant. The space measures about 30' wide, but Apple is using only 18' of width, and only 48' of 100-foot depth, or less than 1,500 square-feet.The space first sprouted a sign identifying the location as a future Apple store, and then later white-painted plywood around the space. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. In June 2013 tipsters said the store would move to space #1624 (former temp Victoria's Secret space) with about 7,500 s.f. The construction will include the relocation of four support columns. The expanded store could open in early 2014. [April 2004 photo] [Aug. 2004 photo] [grand opening photos]
[the architect] [expansion news story]
- Rockaway, NJ - Oct. 16 - Opened as a mini store. Appeared on "Jobs" Web page April 11, 2004. The mall is owned by the Simon Group. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. Closed Oct. 24-28, 2005 for floor change and center display counter installation.
In early 2012 work began to move the store to a 6,000 s.f. expanded space, leaving Oakridge and Stanford as the last two mini-stores. The larger stores has 36 seats at two floating Genius Bars, and a "side-of-house" area. The expanded store opened Dec. 15, 2012.
- Santa Rosa Plaza, N. Calif. - Oct. 16 - Opened as a (very) mini store. Located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco in wine country, inside a Simon Group mall with 110 stores. Job openings posted early April, 2004. Interestingly, this store ID (#044) was previously assigned to "Syracuse, NY," and that listing has disappeared. Job interviews the week of May 24, 2004. A newspaper article said the store will be a 1,500 square-feet store and will open in September, 2004. However, a personal visit indicates it will be less than 300 square feet--more like a micro-store. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. Floor and counter make-over week of Oct. 10, 2005. EasyPay machines removed June 30, 2006 and replaced with Creative consultation area. Moved to nearby full-sized space and held a grand re-opening on Sept. 21, 2012. [photo of space] [grand opening report] [grand opening video] [photos] [EasyPay gone]
[2012 re-opening photos]
- Southcenter - Tukwila, WA - Oct. 16 - Opened as a mini store, but upgraded to full-size in 2008. Appeared as a location only (no jobs) on Apple's "Jobs" Web page June 5, 2004. This indoor Westfield mall is located in the Seattle area, with 240 stores in 1.7 milion s.f, including Seattle's first Rainforest Cafe. It's termed a "super regional" mall, and is at the intersection of I-5 and I-405. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. Closed the first week of Nov. 2005 for floor change and center island installation. In Oct. 2008 an Apple logo appeared across the hall from the store, indicating a future move to a larger space. The mini-store closed Nov. 11-14, 2008 to move across the hallway to the larger space, which opened on Nov. 15th.
[mall plan, pdf] [store upgrade plan]
- Bridgewater Commons - Bridgewater, NJ - Oct. 16 - Opened as a mini store. An opening for an Asst. Store Manager position was listed on Apple's "Jobs" Web page on April 12, 2004, but the location itself was not listed in the main page's drop-down menu. The store (ID #104) is located on the lower level (near the Lindt chocolate store), at the indoor Bridgewater Commons mall owned by the Rouse Company. On Oct. 14th the grand opening was announced for Oct. 16th. Closed Oct. 24-28, 2005 for floor change and center display counter installation. Closed Nov. 4-7, 2008 to move to a nearby, full-sized space on Nov. 8th. [grand opening photos] [possible full-size location]
- Victoria Gardens - Rancho Cucamonga, S. Calif. - Oct. 28 - a new shopping district with a "Main St." theme. First listed on the "Jobs" page April 23, 2004. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Appeared on the Sept.-Oct. 2004 printed store calendar issued 9-25, but not with an asterisk that indicated "Stores open in 2004." On Oct. 22nd Apple announced the grand opening would be Oct. 28th. Closed May 14-18, 2007 for floor plan change--which seems to be the reverse of most stores: software on the right, accessories on the left. In early April 2011 construction began on a new, larger store across the street in the former J.Jill/Talbots spaces, with 60' storefront, 75' depth and 4,500 s.f. and a central skylight. The new store opened Oct. 22, 2011. [grand opening report] [photos]
[expansion project: June 30] [new store, by Art: July 20 #1 / #2]; by Brandon July 17: #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6 ]
- Danbury, CT - Oct. 30 - The huge Danbury Fair Mall has 1.3 million square-feet next to the city's airport, and 70 miles northeast of NYC that describes itself as being, "at the center of one the wealthiest trade areas in the country." Has the usual Apple neighboring stores. Job listings were first posted on March 30, 2004. Appeared on printed store calendar in July 2004 as, "Opening in 2004." Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Appeared on the Sept.-Oct. 2004 printed store calendar issued 9-25, but not with an asterisk that indicated "Stores open in 2004." On Oct. 22nd Apple announced the store would open Oct. 30th. [report & photos]
- Alderwood - Lynnwood, WA - Nov. 4 - 15 miles north of Seattle, the existing indoor mall is being remodeled and expanded, and will eventually include a multi-screen theater, restaurants and children's soft-play area. The store is in space #954 totaling 3,898 square-feet next to the Sephora store. It's located in "The Village at Alderwood," an outdoor section of the complex described as a "streetscape," but with overhead canopies for weather protection. First listed on the "Jobs" page April 25, 2004, jobs first listed 4-28-2004. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendar as "opening soon." Appeared on the Sept.-Oct. 2004 printed store calendar issued 9-25 as "Stores open in 2004." Mall re-opened Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 and the Apple store opened the same day. Closed Oct. 15-19, 2007 for renovation. [mall site]
- Jordan Creek Town Center - West Des Moines, IA - Oct. 28 - Most tenants for this huge, new enclosed mall and Main St.-type development near the intersecton of I-80 and I-35 opened on August 4, 2004. The mall occupies two levels with over 2 million square-feet, and is leased by General Growth Properties. The 3,004 square-foot Apple store is on the lower level of 'F' building, between Brookstone and J. Jill. The building permit says the Apple project valuation is $700,000. The mall includes 120 stores, a 20-screen movie theater, a village-like food court area, and an open-air section with a creek. Appeared on Sept. 2004 on printed store calendar as "opening soon." On Oct. 28 Apple announced the store will open Nov. 6th. Monte FIL for grand opening at 4 a.m. Closed Nov. 13-18, 2005 for floor change and center island installation. Closed July 23-27, 2007 for floor plan change. [mall opening photos] [photos] [video]
- Syracuse - Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY - Nov. 6 - Opened as a mini store. A recently expanded covered mall with 170 mall shops, 7 department stores, a 19-screen cinema, 6 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and a 1909 antique, 42-horse carousel. Reportedly the largest urban mall in the country. Listed in mid-Oct. 2003 on Apple's job openings Web page as store #44, with unknown opening date in 2004, but as of April 10, 2004 the store disappeared completely from the page, and its number slot was replaced by the Santa Rosa Plaza store (see below). On the morning of May 8, 2004 the store re-appeared on the Web page as store #107. Job listings appeared May 24, 2004. An August newspaper story said it would be a mini store, and Apple was aiming for a late September grand opening. Reported to occupy the former Nine West store space (#203). Training for Mac Specialists began Aug. 28th. Scheduled for Sept. 25th, but delayed. Officially identified as a mini-store location during Oct. 16th press event announcing the other mini-stores. On Oct. 28 Apple announced the store will open Nov. 6th. Closed Nov. 14-20, 2005 for floor change and center island installaion. Construction began Jan. 2012 to expand to a full-size store on the second level. Full-size store opened Aug. 25, 2012, and name changed from "Carousel Center." [2012 expansion barricade]
- Regent Street - London, England - Nov. 20 - street-level, high-profile. Largest store in the chain at 28,000+ square-feet plus 3,000 back-of-house, 75-feet wide on two floors mid-block in a 1898-era mixed retail-office development owned by the Queen's Estate at 229-247 Regent Street. It also includes an Executive Briefing Center and European corporate offices at #1 Hanover St. Read my complete report on the building and its construction. On Oct. 26th Apple announced the Nov.
20th grand opening. Within two months, the store became the second-highest grossing store in Apple's retail chain. In Dec. 2005 ThinkSecret reported Apple is considering an expansion of the store. In Jan. 2006 ThinkSecret reported the product display space and theater is being expanded. In May 2006 revealed that renovations include a glass elevator. In April, 2008 the downstairs display tables were down-sized. [explore the store!] [planning documents, pdf] [May 2006 renovations] [July 2006 photos] [Nov. 2006 construction] [renovation finished #1 #2]
[feng shui analysis]
- Bethesda Row, MD - Dec. 11 - Opened as a mini store. At 4829 Bethesda Ave., a 1,700 s.f. space within a large shopping district in this Washington (DC) suburb, and only 3-1/2 miles from the existing Montgomery Mall retail store. Next door to the Cameron Seafood restaurant, in space formerly occupied by Walpole's home furnishings. Also just 1,500 feet from the Apple reseller MacUpgrades. Appeared as a job location on Aug. 29, 2004. Construction began Oct. 11th. Officially identified as a mini store location during Oct. 16th press event announcing the other mini-stores. On. Dec. 3rd Apple announced a Dec. 11th grand opening. In April, 2008 a tipster said store would move across Bethesda Ave. into the former Blockbuster Video space (4860 Bethesda Ave.). In Aug. 2008, a "vacating" sign appeared at Blockbuster. In April 2008 an unidentified entity applies for a permit to demolish the existing building and building a new one, and the permit was issued by the city on Sept. 18, 2008 with a construction cost of $1,175,689. Construction began Dec. 2008, including a two-story steel structure. The old store closed March 30, 2009, and the new, larger store will open April 4, 2009, with a 5,170 s.f. ground-floor retail space, and a 5,000 s.f. second level for back-of-house. [video]
[Dec. 2008 constrution #1 / #2] [Jan. 2009 construction]
- Saint Louis Galleria, MO - Dec. 18 - Opened as a mini store. This indoor mall is at the intersection of I-170 and I-64 in Richmond Heights, about 15 miles west of the downtown St. Louis Arch, and operated by General Growth. It's also about 15 miles from the existing West County store, making it a mini-store candidate. Store will be on the second level next to Eddie Bauer, and across from The Disney Store. Appeared as a job location on Aug. 15, 2004. Job openings appeared Aug. 20th. An Apple sign appeared on the plywood barrier in front of the store on Oct. 4, 2004. Mall management said mid to late-November grand opening. Officially identified as a mini store location during Oct. 16th press event announcing the other mini-stores. On Dec. 10th Apple announced a Dec. 18th grand opening. Update: In April 2010 tipsters confirmed the store would close and move to a 55'-wide, 6,000 s.f. space (#2432 & 2440), which it did on Oct. 15, 2011. [photo] [grand opening photos] [after Oct. 2005 make-over] [2010 move]
The Gateway - Salt Lake City, UT - Nov. 19 - a mall is operated by the Boyer Company and occupies 650,000 s.f. and includes a 12-screen theater, restaurants, a planetarium and IMAX theater. SLC was the fourth-largest metro area without an Apple store. On Dec. 8, 2004 city planners approved a mall expansion plan that locates an Apple store between ZGallerie and Ann Taylor, at the north end of the mall near the Olympic Legacy Plaza. Store has a full-size, circular Studio bar at the rear of the store. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 15, 2004. The store was to open in June 2005, but as of Sept. 2005 the expansion project was still under construction. On Nov. 14th Apple announced a Nov. 19th grand opening. Renovated May 11-28, 2009. In early 2012 tipsters said this store would close upon the opening of a new, larger store at nearby City Creek Center. On May 30, 2012 a local TV station confirmed this store would close and a new City Creek store will open in late 2012. The store closed at end of business on Nov. 14, 2012, and the City Creek Center store opened the next day. The new store asssumed the original roll-out number R125. [photos Oct. 6th] [opening] [opening] [opening] [opening #1 #2]
- Nagoya Sakae - Nagoya (Japan) - Jan. 22 - The third Japan retail store is across from the Matsuzakaya Department Store along Ostu-dori Street in the Sakae district of city center, near other international retailers like Gap, Tiffany, Prada and Armani (and also near McDonalds!). It's a two-story store, although not a designated "flagship" store. Has glass stairway, skybridge and, like Regent Street, a false skylight over the stairs. Job recruiting page appeared on Apple Japan Web site Aug. 20, 2004. Grand opening date appeared on Japanese language of Apple's Web page on Jan. 18th. [store Web page] [map of location] [photos of building & area] [photos, Dec. 7th] [photos Jan. 1st] [photo Jan. 22] [grand opening #1 #2 #3] [store photos] [skylight info]
Photos - collecction #1 / collection #2 / collection #3 / news #1 / news #2 / news #3 / theater remodel
- St. Johns Town Center - Jacksonville, FL - March 18 - in 4,000 s.f. space #117 in open-air mall southeast of downtown, with 1.5 million square feet on 207 acres that includes restaurant, residential and condo projects. A Simon financial report said the mall, "will be comprised of a village component with a mainstreet design and a community center." Appeared as a job location on Aug. 16, 2004, jobs first listed on Oct. 12, 2004. On Oct. 4, 2005 the mall management confirmed the store will open the same day as the mall. Grand opening announced on March 4th as March 18, 2005. Rick Salko and wife were first in line. Closed Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2009 for remodel. [newspaper article] [mall map] [opening story]
- The Gardens of the Palm Beaches, FL - April 23 - An upscale mall near I-95 north of Miami and Palm Beach, surrounded by golf courses (it's on PGA Blvd.!). First reported by AppleInsider on Dec. 7, 2004. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 9, 2004. On April 4th the grand opening announced for April 23, 2005.
- Bullring - Birmingham (England) - April 29 - The historic centre of England's "second city" has been completely renovated, resulting in this $900 million destination shopping district. It includes 140 shops, cafés, resturants, walkways and performance areas. It manages to incorporate the historic Rotunda, the old Moor Street Station, and St. Martins Church into the retail experience. Apple says on its recruiting page that the store will open in "early 2005." Appeared as a job location on Sept. 18, 2004. Formal recruiting began Sept. 20, 2004 on this Web page. Originally set for April 11, 2005 opening, but construction issues have delayed it to late April. On April 20th, the April 29th grand opening was announced. [photo] [store photo] [Webcam / store is at far left] [Feb. photos #1 / #2 #3 #4] [Apple's photos - opening / store interior]
- Yorkdale Shopping Centre - Toronto (Canada) - May 21 - Has over 200 stores in 1.3 million square-feet, and receives 450,000 visitors a week. Operated by 20Vic Management Inc., and Apple will ooccupy a 40-foot, 3,539 s.f. space. In Feb. 2004 the AppleInsider Web site reported that Apple was interested in two malls in Toronto, possibly in the Yorkdale Shopping Center and/or Eaton Centre. In Nov. 2004 AppleInsider learned that Apple notified resellers in Canada of the opening of a store at an unnamed location in mid-2005. Appeared as a job location on Nov. 25, 2004, and Jross was recruiting. Recruiting page appeared Dec. 7th. Interviews began Dec. 27th. Black plywood barricade painted on Feb. 27th with grand opening date of May 21st, but the mall retracted that date on March 6th. On May 16th Apple announced a May 21st, 9:30 a.m. grand opening. There were 1,500 in line when the store opened its doors. Store remodeled in 2009. A mall expansion was completed in 2012, and store moved to larger space #308 with 9,830 s.f., and opened on Nov. 16, 2012. The store's back-of-house is above the store, and is as large as the retail space. When the expanded store opened, it was the largest North American mall store. [e-mail promo] [pre-opening photos] Grand opening: [photos] [photos] [photos] [photos] [photos] [blog] [blog #2] [photos] [photos] [photos] [photos] [photos/videos] [early line video]
[2012 move & expansion mall plan]
- The Mall at Green Hills - Nashville, TN - June 4 - indoor mall southwest of downtown Nashville, in the midst of a 100,00 s.f. expansion (Mar '05) to be completed in Oct. 2005. Operated by Davis Street Land Co. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 15, 2004. On May 26th Apple announced a June 4th grand opening. [photo]
- Bridgeport Village - Tualatin, OR - June 4 - An outdoor, village-like mall ("retail lifestyle center") along I-5 that's part of a 34-acre development that will include offices and a multi-screen theater. First phase opened 2004, next phase in mid-2005. Apple store will be in 30-foot space at B113. First tipped Jan. 11, 2005. Job listings first appeared Jan. 13, 2005. As of May 22 it was still empty and unfinished. Grand opening reportedly June 4th. On May 26th Apple announced a June 4th grand opening. [construction photos] [site plan] [site map] [grand opening]
- Century City - Los Angeles, S. Calif. - June 4- The 9th store in the LA-region, this Westfield Development property was reportedly selected in 2002, but Apple waited for an extensive mall renovation and reconstruction that was finished in 2005. The location is between The Grove and Third Street Promenade stores, giving Apple another presence in the region. The store is in space 175 on the first level, which is 15 feet deeper than usual, allowing for a longer Genius Bar. It was acknowledged by the mall developer in July 2004. "Creative" job position appeared for the store on Aug. 29, 2004, indicating the store will have a "Studio" bar. Appeared on Sept. 2004 printed store calendars as "opening soon." On May 24th Apple announced a June 4th grand opening. Herschel was first-in-line at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Opened without a Studio bar, but with a 22-foot long Genius Bar. [architect's renderings] [AppleInsider info] [Aug. 7 photos] [May 10 photos] [grand opening photos #1 #2]
[grand opening video]
- Woodland Mall - Grand Rapids, MI - June 25 - near I-96 southeast of Grand Rapids, and renovated in 1998. Has 109 stores and food court, and eventually a multi-screen theater. Will occupy some portion of the space formerly occupied by Siegel Jewelers. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 15, 2004. Construction barrier up May 25th. On June 16th Apple announced a June 25th grand opening. Renovation scheduled for April 27-May 9, 2009. [photo] [grand opening: newspaper story / photos #1 #2 #3 #4]
- Bluewater Shopping Centre (Kent, UK) - July 9 - Huge mall with 320 shops, restaurants and bars; includes a 13-screen cinema, and surrounded by lakes and parks. Announced as a future store location by Sr. V-P Retail Ron Johnson at the Regent Street (London) press event on Nov. 18, 2004. Job listings appeared on Apple's Web page the same day. The centre's Web site says "Upper Guild Hall H9," next to the White Store and Toni & Guy. Reportedly set for a July 2005 grand opening. On July 3rd Apple announced a July 9th grand opening. [mall info] [photo]
- Northbrook Court - Northbrook, IL - July 16 - near I-94 along the upscale North Shore of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago. Includes 125 retailers, several restaurants and 14-screen theater in 1 million s.f. Store will be on the first level, between Sephora and the Bath & Body Store. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 11, 2005. Mall management says store will open "Fall 2005." Construction barricade up mid-May. Job interviews June 6-7. On July 9th Apple announced a July 16th grand opening. Renovated May 25-June 6, 2009. [grand opening] [grand opening]
- Pioneer Place - Portland, OR - July 16 - Three-story, atrium-style, indoor mall in downtown Portland, with 70 upscale shops and a food court. Located across from the Gap store on the concourse level. Was listed as a location on Apple's job listings page in late 2003, but then disappeared in early 2004. Job openings appeared again on Apple's Web site on Dec. 9, 2004. Black construction barricade appeared in early May 2005. By June 27th the store is virtually finished, but with no furniture. On July 9th Apple announced a July 16th grand opening. Store closed April 29-May 5, 2007 for new floor plan. [location map] [grand opening photos and report] [opening photos]
- Eastview Mall - Victor, NY - July 23 - A southeast suburb of Rochester, this gigantic mall offers over 1.3 million s.f. of retail space near I-90. It's about 8 miles from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and offers 1.3 million s.f. of retail space, with 150 shops, and an adjacent Target, Home Depot and multi-screen cinema. Scheduled for August grand opening in 3,600 s.f. space vacated by B. Dalton Books. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 25, 2005. Plywood barrier went up April 22, 2005. On July 15th Apple announced a July 23rd grand opening. Closed Aug. 27-Sept. 14, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [news story] [Apr '05 photos] [grand opening photos #1 / #2]
- The Woodlands - Houston, TX - July 30 - Along I-45 40 miles north of Houston, it's part of a huge, multi-village housing development, with 200 shops, a carousel, food court and restaurant chains. Just completed an outdoor lifestyle expansion. Second store in the city, will be in space #5513, previously occupied by Eddie Bauer. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 15, 2004. Mall's Web site announced grand opening 10 days early. On July 23rd Apple announced a July 30th grand opening.
Renovated May 11-22, 2009.
- Manhattan Village - Manhattan Beach (S. Calif.) - July 30 - Outdoor, 46-acre development south of LA airport that's called a "lifestyle destination center," in a well-heeled community along the Pacific Ocean. The mall, renovated in early 2004, is managed by Madison Marquette, and includes restaurants, theaters, medical offices and a community center. Apple will occupy two-thirds of the former New York & Co. space, with J. Jill occupying the other third. The store's layout will reportedly be non-standard because of a different placement of the storage area. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 13, 2005. On July 21st Apple announced a July 30th grand opening. Mike first in line at 4:10 a.m. Closed May 14-18, 2007 for floorplan change. [mall info] [mall info, pdf] [photo Feb. 2005] [mall map] [Apr 7 photo] [interior construction] [opening #1 / #2 / #3, password=apple]
- South Shore Plaza - Braintree, MA - August 6 - Indoor, Simon-owned property next to I-93 south of Boston. The store is next to Crate and Barrel, in the "G" section of the store. It's the 5th store in the region. It has a circular Creative bar at the rear of the store, in front of the point-of-sale counter. Appeared as a job location on July 14, 2004. Appeared on printed store calendar Sept. 1, 2004. Construction stalled until after the 2004 holidays, apparently waiting for the adjacent Disney Store to close so Apple could also use that space for its store. On July 30th Apple announced an August 6th grand opening. Closed July 13-23, 2009 for renovation. [mall map] [grand opening] [opening #2]
- Fashion Centre at Pentagon City - Arlington, VA - August 6 - Just 1,500 across I-395 from the Pentagon, and just a short Metro ride across the river from DC. Has 170 stores on three levels. The unusual, L-shaped store is on the second level. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 11, 2005. Construction underway early May 2005. On July 30th Apple announced an August 6th grand opening. Closed July 30-Aug. 3, 2007 for renovation and floor plan change.
- Shibuya (Tokyo) - August 6 - Near the Gap, McDonalds and huge Parco department store in this glitzy shopping district that features neon signs, strobe lights, pachinko parlors and sometimes outrageous teen fashions. About 3.5 miles from the existing Ginza store. It's the second Tokyo store, and fourth in Japan. A 2-story, narrow store with a compact spiral glass staircase (right-hand turn), stainless steel wall behind Genus Bar. Appeared as job location on Feb. 19, 2005. On August 1st Apple announced an August 6th grand opening. [location map] [construction photos] [grand opening #1 / #2] [spiral glass stairs] [interior]
- Annapolis - Annapolis, MD - August 27 - In the hometown of the Naval Academy (4 mi. away), this Westfield mall features 180 stores and an 11-screen cinema near I-97. Fourth Maryland store. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 25, 2005. On August 20th Apple announced an August 27th grand opening. Remodeled Aug. 17-27, 2009. [June 27th - #1 #2]
- The Shops at La Cantera - San Antonio , TX - Sept. 16 - New mall along I-10 northwest of San Antonio and south of Six Flags amusement park, with 1.3 million s.f., four anchor tenants (including the city's first Nordstrom and Nieman Marcus stores), a food court and chain restaurants. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 15, 2004 (unusually early). The mall is under construction and is scheduled to open Sept. 16, 2005, and the Apple store (3,351 s.f.) will open the same day. In fact, on Sept. 13th Apple announced the Sept. 16th grand opening. [mall map] [grand opening #1 / #2 #3 ]
- Penn Square - Oklahoma City, OK - Sept 24 - A 1.1 million square-foot "super regional" indoor mall operated by Simon near I-44 north of downtown. First revealed by tipster Oct. 4, 2004, with a November 2005 grand opening date. The store will occupy 1/2 of the Lane Bryant store space, after they move upstairs to a larger space. The other 1/2 will be occupied by Coach. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 10, 2005. Construction on the store began in August, Interviews held in mid-August. On Sept. 15th Apple announced the Sept. 24th grand opening. Closed Sept. 3-14, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [empty space] [Aug. 3rd photo]
- The Florida Mall - Orlando, FL - Sept 24 - A huge, 1.8 million s.f. mall about 3 miles east of the main tourist area and Universal Studios. Second store in the city. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 11, 2005. Final hiring weeek of July 11th. On Sept. 15th Apple announced the Sept. 24th grand opening.
Closed July 20-30, 2009 for renovation. In mid-2012 tipsters said the store is scheduled to move (not expand) into the adjacent Williams-Sonoma & Pottery Barn spaces, increasing from 2,700 s.f. to about 10,600 s.f. A black construction barricade was up in April 2013. The original store will close and the expanded store will open in June-July 2013. [expansion news story] updated
- South Hills Village - Pittsburgh, PA - Sept. 24 - Near I-79 south of downtown Pittsburgh, it's classified as a "super regional" mall, with 1.1 million s.f. It opened in 1965, was renovated in 1994, and now has 119 shops and restaurants. It's considered one of three anchor malls for the Pittsburgh region. Appeared as a job location April 22, 2005. Job positions appeared on Monster.com on April 30, 2005. On Sept. 15th Apple announced the Sept. 24th grand opening. [photos #1 / #2 / video ]
- Staten Island Mall - Staten Islandk, NY - Oct. 15 - General Growth super-regional mall south of Manhattan near I-95. A huge X-shaped, 1.2 million s.f. building with 183 stores, including 3 anchors. It's reportedly the only regional mall on the island, and its trading area also includes part of Brooklyn, or 566,000 persons. Appeared as a job location May 17, 2005, and job positions were posted Aug. 6th. On Oct. 8th Apple announced an Oct. 15th grand opening for the store. Closed Sept. 24-28, 2007 for floor plan change and renovation.
- The Oaks - Thousand Oaks (S. Calif.) - Oct. 29 - Macerich-owned mall west of Los Angeles in Conejo Valley along Highway 101, about 45 minutes northwest of LA. Has 150 stores and restaurants on 90 acres studded with oak trees, plus 3 anchors and a 9-screen cineplex. In the midst of a controversial remodeling project, and an expansion beyond its existing 1+ million square-feet (citizen groups fear environmental impact). The Federated Department Stores purchase of the May Department Stores Co. has also delayed action, since it affects potential tenants Macy's and Robinson-May. Will occupy the upper level Eddie Bauer space. Appeared as a job location May 17, 2005. On Oct. 8th mall management said the store will open Oct. 24th. On Oct. 24th Apple announced an October 29th grand opening.
- Burlington Mall - Burlington, MA - Nov. 5 - Simon-owned mall of 1.2 million s.f. along I-95, 15 miles northwest of Boston. It was renovated and expanded in 2004, and now has 160+ stores with 3 anchors, with trade population of 669,000. Will occupy lower-level, Location C space formerly occupied by La Senza store. Appeared as a job location May 17, 2005. As of June 19th construction is underway, but space is empty. As of Aug. 4, former façade is still in place, and little construction visible. As of Oct. 16th, one side display table is in, flooring is nearly finished. Grant opening on Nov. 5th. On Nov. 1st Apple announced a Nov. 5th grand opening (late notice). Remodeled Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2009. June outside + inside / July 2 inside / grand opening photos + photos
- Brea Mall - Brea (S. Calif.) - Nov. 12 - Huge Simon-owned, super-regional mall in a small (pop. 35,000) Orange County town southeast of LA, but with a shopping region of over 780,000. Has 180 stores and restaurants, including 5 anchors. Store has a rear-located Studio bar. Appeared as a job location May 17, 2005. Tipster says grand opening Nov. 12th. On Nov. 8th Apple announced a Nov. 12th grand opening. [photos #1 / #2]
- Trafford Centre - Manchester, UK - Nov. 19 - Tipped Aug. 30, 2004 that Apple was looking for retail space in this working-class city of 2.8 million residents, about 200 miles northwest of London. Mall west of city centre includes 280 stores, 1,600 seat food court, 36 restaurants, 20-screen cinema. Hosts 520,000 visitor a week, including tourist buses. Almost 10% of the country's population resides within a 45-minute drive of the mall. It will be a standard "small" store with no theater. Apple recruiting page posted June 9, 2005. Originally set to open Nov. 12th, but unknown reason pushed it back to Nov. 19th. Held a "soft" opening at 10 a.m. Nov. 16th. In mid-Aug. 2010 Store closed, operations moved to space 126 (former Bay Traders) during construction to combine original space 146 with adjacent Dolcis shoe store to double square-footage. Re-opening by Nov. 2010. [virtual tours] [photos Sept. 21] [Nov. 15th] [opening #1 #2 #3] [Ross’ videos #1 #2 #3 #4 #5]
[Aug. 2010 widening, plan]
- Fashion Square Mall - Sherman Oaks (S. Calif.) - Nov. 19 - Along Hwy. 101 in the San Fernando Valley northwest of Los Angeles, it offers 848,000 s.f. with 130 shops. It was built in 1962, renovated in 1996, and Westfield purchased a stake. Has a combo Studio/Genius Bar on right side. Appeared as a job location April 22, 2005. Job positions appeared on Monster.com on April 30, 2005. Black plywood appeared over the 2nd-floor space near Bloomingdale's on Aug. 15th. Job listings appeared on Monster.com on Oct. 5th. Reportedly a Nov. 19th grand opening. On Nov. 14th Apple announced a Nov. 19th grand opening. However, at about 7 p.m. on the 14th the status on the Retail Web page was changed to "Coming Soon." Returned to grand opening status the next day. Closed Oct. 1-9, 2007 for floor plan change and renovation. [confirmed space]
- Beverly Center - Los Angeles (S. Calif.) - Nov. 19 - technically LA, but nestled between Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Renovated in summer 2005, has 160 stores and a multi-screen theater in 3 stories above 5-story parking garage, linked by neon-trimmed escalators. Oddly, it's just one mile from the existing The Grove retail store. Store is on the 6th level near a Macy's entrance. Store has a full-size, circular Studio bar at the rear of the store. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 15, 2005. On Nov. 14th Apple announced a Nov. 19th grand opening. However, at about 7 p.m. on the 14th the status on the Retail Web page was changed to "Coming Soon." Returned to grand opening status the next day. Cedric first-in-line at 7:30 a.m. Closed for renovation June 29-July 9, 2009 during which the Genius Bar and Creative Bar swap positions, and library tables (personal training) are installed. [construction #1 #2 #3] [opening]
- Fukuoka Tenjin - Japan - Dec. 3 - City located on the coast of southern island of Kyushu, with population of 1.2 million. Store is located a corner space on Tenjin West Street, near the Tenjin subway station. It's the city's primary commercial center, with several department stores (Iwataya, Daimaru, Mitsukoshi. Will be a 3-story store with standard stainless steel façade on first and second (no windows) floors. Appeared as a job location on July 9th, and individual job listings appeared July 27th. As of Oct. 17 construction well underway. In Oct. a tipster says Dec. 3rd grand opening. On Nov. 28th Apple announced a Dec. 3rd grand opening. [construction photos] [Google map] [location map] [grand opening] [photo]
- Sendai Ichibancho- Japan - Dec. 10 - Known as the Forest City, located on the coast of the northern island of Honshu with population of 1.5 million. The very narrow and very deep store is located on the main shopping street, Chuo-dori, a covered arcade near the Sendai subway station. Job listings posted Sept. 8th. In Oct. a tipster says Dec. 10th grand opening. On Nov. 28th Apple announced a Dec. 10th grand opening, which occurred with a huge crowd in light snow. [location map] [opening photo #1 #2 #3]
- Meadowhall Centre - Dec. 10 - Sheffield/Yorkshire, UK - A huge mall of 270 shops, along with an 11-screen cinema and restaurants along the island's strategic M1 superhighway in mid-north island. Hosts 400,000 visitors a week. The city's airport is named "Robin Hood Airport" and the movie "The Full Monte" was set in the city. Recruiting page posted June 9, 2005. On Oct. 19th mall management told Adrian the store will open Dec. 10th. Tipster says Dec. 10 grand opening. On Dec. 6th Apple announced the grand opening. Closed Oct. 12-30, 2009 for remodeling. [Webcam] [Oct. 19 photo] [Nov. 19th photo] [opening photos #1/ #2] [video]
- Brent Cross - London (UK) - Jan. 28 - The first large enclosed shopping center in the UK when it opened in 1976 in the northwest outskirts of London. It was extended and refurbished in 1995 to include 117 stores and cafés. In the midst of a "regeneration" (rendering right) that will add a new street network, park-like squares, and additional lifestyle businesses. Apple began recruiting Aug. 1, 2005. On Jan. 24th Apple announced a Jan. 28, 2006 grand opening. [grand opening #1 #2]
- Garden State Plaza - Paramus, NJ - Feb. 4 - Among the 10 largest malls in the country, not far from busy I-80, and about 10 miles northwest of Manhattan. Has 269 retailers in almost 2 million s.f. on 140 acres. Store will be on main level near Macy's and mall info desk. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 11, 2005. On Oct. 18th mall lists Apple as future tenant. As of Nov. 18 early construction is underway. On Jan. 31st Apple announced a Feb. 4th grand opening. Renovated April 12-24, 2009. In Sept. 2012 tipseters said the store would move to a larger space, the former Charlotte Russe store just two spaces away. The expanded store will have a back-to-back, double Genius Bar. The larger store opened Dec. 8, 2012. [news story]
- Irvine Spectrum Center - Irvine (S. Calif.) - Feb. 11 - Apple was negotiating a lease on a corner location at this 880,000 square-foot open-air destination mall in Oct. 2003, but there was no action until early 2005. The center is part of a 5,000-acre development for tech, research and business at the triangle of three freeways in Orange County, not far from the existing Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza stores. The complex is in its third-phase of development, with none of the usual Apple store neighbors (Dave & Buster's??). Nordstrom (late 2005) and Target (2006) are future tenants. Check this Web site for available spaces, a map, region demographics and other information. Appeared as a job location on April 10, 2005. Job positions appeared on Monster.com on April 30, 2005. On Feb. 7, Apple announced a Feb. 11th grand opening. [grand opening #1 #2]
- Derby Street Shoppes - Hingham, MA - Feb. 18th - Towns aren't more quaint than Hingham, an up-scale, bay-side community of 19,882 residents, 12 miles southeast of Boston. This new development is on the outskirts of the town, and offers 450,000 s.f. housing 50 stores and 7 restaurants. It's billed as the state's first "lifestyle" center, and has reinvigorated the town. Apple will occupy space 13-I covering 4,041 s.f. next to Burton's Restaurant, and near Barnes & Noble. Rare store with stone facing. Appeared as a job location April 10, 2005. Job positions appeared on Apple's site April 14, 2005. Storefront with Apple logo was up the last week of December. [site map] [Jan. 06 update] [opening]
- NorthPark Center - Dallas, TX - March 4 - Off U.S. 75 just norteast of downtown Dallas, 120 shops with Apple's usual neighbors, and was rated #1 by a local business magazine as "most popular Metroplex attractions." Macerich bought a 50% interest in the mall in May 2004 from NorthPark Management, and then announced an expansion from 1.2 million s.f. to 1.8 million s.f., to include restaurants and a theater. The mall generates $550 per square-foot annually--a high figure. It will be the fourth Dallas-Ft. Worth region Apple store. Appeared as a job location on April 10, 2005. On Aug. 2nd a Dallas newspaper claimed grand opening on Fri., Nov. 11th, when the expanded mall opens. But in Oct. the mall's Web site states "Feb. 2006" opening. On Feb. 28th Apple announced a March 4 grand opening. In May 2012 rumors circulated the store will move to the larger space vacated by Ann Taylor nearby. [opening blog/photos] [2012 move mall plan]
- Summit Sierra - Reno, NV - March 15 - On I-80 just east of the California border, Reno is a gambling and tourist (5 million) outpost at 4,500 feet elevation in the Sierra Mountains. It could be the most isolated metro area (574,000) targeted by Apple, especially when you consider the town has no suburbs. However, the mall is at the intersetion of a major road to the southern shore of busy tourist spot Lake Tahoe. This new outdoor lifestyle center is being developed by Bayer Properties Inc. with an initial 70,000 s.f. opening in March 15, 2006, but with 25 buildings on 75 acres totaling 650,000 s.f., possibly including a hotel-casino complex. Appeared as a job location on October 28, 2005. Job listings posted Nov. 30. On March 13th Apple announced a March 15th grand opening. [mall brochure, pdf] [mall map] [store photo]
- Southlake Town Square - Southlake, TX - April 8 - An outdoor shopping complex on 130 acres mid-way between north Dallas an Fort Worth. It includes retail, offices and restaurants. The second phase of development is now underway, and according to AppleInsider, Apple will occupy that section when it opens in April 2006 with a 3,000-3,500 square-foot store. On Oct. 5, 2005 the store appeared on Apple's Web site as a job location (Ft. Worth). New mall section opened April 8, 2006, the same day the Apple store opened. Features an iPod Bar on the middle right side of the store. Renovated June 15-25, 2009. [construction photos Feb. 2006 / March 2006] [grand opening #1 #2 #3 #4]
- Eaton Centre - Toronto - May 6 - A huge, 1977-opened, 6-storey, glass-enclosed mall of 300 stores connected to three office towers. It's the city's #1 tourist attraction: about 25% of the total 50 million visitors a year. The store will open near the south end of the mall, top floor, west side. Speculation of an Apple store began with the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Feb. 2004, and a tip that lease negotiations were underway in April 2005. Appeared as a job location on Nov. 11, 2005. Job listings appeared Nov. 15th. Jobs posted on Web page Dec. 1st. Store was closed Aug. 11-15, 2008 to prepare for major renovation (expansion into an adjacent space?). "Redesigned" store opened Nov. 22, 2008. Closed for 6 days in Nov. 2012 for renovation: removed all front window glass, install front roll-up security grating, install third row of tables, replace selected stone floor tiles for electrical service, collaboration table at back, Genius Bar terminals are rear-sides. [site photo] [opening #1 / #2] [lighted podiums] [store lay-out] [opening video]
[Dec. 2012 appearance] updated
- Flatiron Crossing - Broomfield, CO - May 6 - An indoor mall in a northwest suburb of Denver, attached to an outdoor streetscape shopping village. Has 200+ shops (Nordsrom, Dillard's, Foley's) and restaurants, and a 14-screen cinema in 1.5 million s.f., along with 30 acres of green space. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 2, 2005. Confirmed by mall management in newspaper story to be a 3,231 s.f. space. Finished but not stocked on April 28th. On April 2nd Apple announced a May 6th grand opening. Closed Sept. 3-7, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [opening #1 / #2]
- Simi Valley Town Center (S. Calif.) - May 13 - First new regional mall in Ventura County in 25 years, it opened in late Oct. 2005 nothwest of L.A. with Italian village motif. Has 120 stores (Macy's, Robinson's-May) and restaurants in 800,000 s.f., along with food court and adjacent apartment complex. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 2, 2005. On May 8th Apple announced a May 13th grand opening.
- Suburban Square - Ardmore, PA - May 13 - A Madison Marquette outdoor shopping village in the western "Main Line" suburbs of Philadelphia, about 10 miles from the existing King of Prussia store. The location dates back to the 1930 opening of a Strawbridge & Clothier department store branch on the site, and is considered America's first suburban shopping center. Mall holds weekly farmer's market, and is close to Bryn Mawr College, Saint Joseph's University and Villanova University. Mall recently expanded to 343,000 s.f. Store will have same layout as the Southlake (Tex.) store. Appeared as a job location on October 17, 2005. Still behind black barricade in mid-April. On May 8th Apple announced a May 13th grand opening. [construction photos #1 / #2 / #3]
- Fifth Avenue - New York City - May 19 - Constructed by Shawmut Design and Construction and first reported in early 2004 by The New York Post, that Apple negotiated a 21,000 square-foot space in the underground concourse of the GM Building as a second Manhattan retail store. The GM Building is at 767 Fifth Ave., between 58th and 59th St. in Manhattan, right at the corner of Central Park. It's sorta mid-Manhattan, while the SoHo store is near the southern tip of the island. A Jan. 2005 AppleInsider story said work on this project would begin soon. Construction barricades went up the last week of Feb. 2005. In March 2005 The New York Times said
the store will feature a circular glass staircase from the ground-level plaza to the lower-level store [like the Osaka staircase]. Other sources confirm the ground level entrance will be enclosed by a 32-foot glass cube with multi-facted glass blocks, recalling the the I.M. Pei-designed glass pyramid over the tourist entrance to the Louvre (Paris) museum. NY Metro says the glass entrance cube cost $9 million, Apple gets to keep it when the 20-year lease expires, and Apple's paying $1,000 per s.f. for the space, "well below" market rate. About 5,000 persons applied for jobs at the store, representing 20 languages. About 96 employees are assigned to the Genius Bar, and overall about half work in service, not sales. Appeared as job location on April 10, 2005. During the 2005 4th quarter conference call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer responded to a question, saying this store would be open "in fiscal 2006." ThinkSecret reported the store would open in May. On May 11th Apple reported a May 19th grand opening. On Sept. 9, 2006 the store celebrated its 1 millionth visitor with gifts. In June 2011 construction work began to completely remove and then to replace the glass cube. [construction photos] [full pre-opening report] [grand opening report] [virtual tour by AxisImages] [Second Life store video] [Businessweek architecture story]
['make of' video] [diagrams plaza / elevation] [cube replacement news] [cube replacement photos #1 / #2]
- Freehold Raceway Mall - Freehold, NJ - May 27 - Across from the Freehold Raceway horse track south of New York City, with 205 shops, restaurants and other retailers managed by Macerich. The town is in smallish Freehold Borough (pop. 31,537), but the mall is a regional destination for northern New Jersey. Appeared as a job location on Oct. 30. Job listings posted Nov. 30. Appeared on mall's Web site as "coming soon" in early March. On May 22nd Apple announced a May 27th grand opening. Closed August 19-25, 2007 for floor plan change. [photo] [opening photos]
- Perimeter Mall - Atlanta, GA - June 3 - Strategically located along loop I-285 on the city's north side, just 6.5 miles from the existing Lenox Square store. The indoor mall is operated by General Growth Inc., and offers 1.5 million s.f. of space and has 195 tenants, including Dillard's, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and the southeast's first Nordstrom (1998). There are vacancies adjacent to the Dillards on both the first and second levels, including the former B. Dalton Books store closing Jan. 14, 2006. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 2, 2005. Job listings posted Dec. 19. On May 26th Apple announced a June 3rd grand opening. Remodeled Aug. 10-20, 2009. [opening photos #1 / #2 #3]
- Ridgedale Mall - Minnetonka, MN - June 6 - The fourth Minneapolis metro store, it's along I-394 in the western suburbs. This General Growth Properties Inc. super-regional mall has 140 stores (Sears, Marshall Field's, JC Penney) in 1 million s.f. over two levels. In mid-March Apple's name appeared on mall directory in space previously occupied by The Disney Store. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 8, 2005. Black construction barricade in place in mid-April. On June 6th Apple announced a June 10th grand opening. [storefront] [opening photos]
- Memorial City Mall - Houston, TX - June 17 - This 1966-vintage outdoor mall next to I-10 on the city's west side had a $300 million redevelopment in 2003, adding a skating rink, foot court that looks like a train station, street-like walkways, an 85-foot domed entrance, a carousel and a 60-foot tall fireplace in a pubilc hall. Anchored by Sears, Dillard's, Target and Mervyn's, with 1.9 million feet of retail space. It's part of a huge office, residential and hospital complex still being developed. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 4, 2006. On June 13th Apple announced a June 17th grand opening. [photos #1] #2 #3] [videos] [opening story]
- Sapporo (Japan) - June 24 - In Jan. 2006 tipster says Apple will open a store in the 8-story Maruzen Building in this city of 1.8 million on the northern-most island of Hokkaido. The location is near the Mitsukoshi and Parco department stores. [map] [opening #1 / #2 #3 #4]
- Crabtree Valley Mall - Raleigh, NC - June 24 - An indoor mall along U.S. 70 northwest of downtown, with 220 shops. On Dec. 18, 2004 a tipster revealed store opening in early 2005, but that didn't pan out. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 23, 2004. On Oct. 31, 2005 mall management said the store would open in the first half of 2006. Construction fit-out permit issued late Feb. 2006. Construction barricade up in front of former Ross Simons jewelry store on second floor in May 2006. Narrow, 30-foot space. Grand opening June 24th. [April 17th storefront] [pre-open story] [opening video / photos #1 #2 #3 / #4]
- Stamford Town Center - Stamford, CT - July 1 - One of the country's wealthiest areas, the Taubman-operated mall has 861,000 s.f. anchored by Sak's Fifth Avenue and Macy's. It's located along I-95 and has a built-in commuter train station (40 minutes to NYC). The developer is demolishing the huge Filenes's on the south end of the mall, and replacing it with a an open square with eight retail spaces. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 28, 2006. On June 27th Apple announced a July 1st grand opening. Closed Sept. 10-14, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [opening photos #1]
- West Town Mall - Knoxville, TN - July 1 - A super-regional indoor mall with 1.3 million s.f. that was opened in 1972 and renovated in 1994. Operated by Simon along I-40/I-75 southwest of downtown, it has 150 shops anchored by Sears, Dillard's and JCPenney. The store is next to Williams Sonoma and across from the mall information desk. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 1, 2006. Grand opening first week of July. On June 27th Apple announced a July 1st grand opening. Closed Sept. 3-14, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [April 2006 photo] [opening photos #1 / #2]
- Lincoln Road - Miami Beach, FL - July 21 - An historic, 6-block, open-air shopping mall featuring lots of art galleries, restaurants, theaters and other artsy venues, along with high-end clothing retailers. Apple reported to occupy 734-744 Lincoln Rd., the former Moseley's Linen store (since 1934) and two other stores. The Moseleys sold the property in Aug. 2004 to Miami Beach developer Michael Comras. One of the most unusual storefronts in Apple's chain. Appeared as a job location on Aug. 15, 2004. Job openings appeared Aug. 20th. On Oct. 11, 2005 job listings appeared on Monster.com. In mid-April 2005 only a MCBG Max Azaria store has appeared in the old Mosley spot. In May 2006 construction finally began, and in July the unique (for Apple) façade was revealed, with an address of 738. Grand opening July 21st. Expansion: In 2011 and 2012 plans were revealed for an expansion store nearby. In the latter case, city planning officials objected to an Upper West Side (NYC) type design for 1001 Lincoln Road, and a Gap store eventually opened there. In May 2013 another plan was revealed for 1021 Lincoln Rd., and on June 11, 2013 it was approved by the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board. [street guide] [site photos] [construction photos] [article, pdf] [area map] [grand opening]
[2012 plans objection / rendering]
- The Pier at Caesars - Atlantic City, NJ - August 19 - A $145 million, three-level, 320,000 s.f. development on the site of the historic former Ocean One Pier. Will feature upscale retail stores, restaurants and a water-light-music show. The city attracts 34 million visitors a year, mostly to the casinos, including the companion Caesars hotel/casino. Store will be open 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Mall opens Spring 2006. Appeared as a job location on Oct. 30. On August 14th Apple announced an Aug. 19th grand opening. Closed Oct. 22-26, 2007 for renovation. Remodeled Aug. 10-20, 2009. [Webcam] [opening #1 #2 #3]
- Sherway Gardens - Toronto (Ontario, Canada) - Sept. 2 - Located in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, has 210 stores, restaurants and shops in 980,000 s.f., and is 2 miles from Lake Ontario on the city's southwest side. It will be the third store in the city. Operated by Cadillac-Farview, the same developer of Le Carrefour Laval mall north of Montreal, site of another future store. It's about 10 miles equidistant from the two existing stores. Located next to new Nike store, between central court and Sears. Appeared as a job location March 1, 2006. Black-painted barricade appeared early August 2006. On Aug. 28th Apple announced a Sept. 2nd grand opening. The store closed May 29, 2012, and moved to a temporary store (#1627) during an expansion of the original store into adjacent space #1798. It will add 2,543 s.f. to the 5,440 s.f. existing store. Re-opened in the expanded space on Oct. 27, 2012. [late Aug. construction photos] [opening video #1 / #2 #3/ photos]
- Le Carrefour Laval - Laval (Canada) - Sept. 9 - A huge indoor mall in a predominantly French-speaking residential city adjacent to and northwest of Montreal. Anchored by Zara, Old Navy, Sears and several Canadian brands, it has over 1.2 million s.f. and over 300 shops and restaurants. Appeared as a job location on Feb. 1, 2006. Job listings appeared on Monster.com on Jan. 8th. On Sept. 5th Apple announced a Sept. 9th grand opening. In August 2012 tipsters said the store would expand into the adjacent RW & Co. space. The expanded store opened Feb. 16, 2013. [space June 28] [mall map] [store construction] [store barricade] [opening video / photos] [2012 store expansion plan]
- Smith Haven Mall - Lake Grove, NY - Sept. 9 - An enclosed mall on mid-Long Island operated by Simon Property Group. It is undergoing a $73 million renovation to add 167,000 s.f. of retail space, to accommodate 140 shops and restaurants, including Macy's, Sears, H&M, JCPenney. It will be the 16th store in the NYC region. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 19, 2006. Building permit posted and construction underway in early August. On Sept. 5th Apple announced a Sept. 9th grand opening. Closed Sept. 10-14, 2007 for floorplan change and renovation. [June 19th storefront / floorplan] [opening [#1 / #2]
- MacArthur Center - Norfolk, VA - Sept. 9 - In the city's redeveloped downtown, this Taubman-operated, 3-level mall has 937,000 s.f., including a multi-screen cinema and food court. Anchored by Dillard's and Nordstrom. Store will be on Level 2 between Harry and David, and Illuminations stores. Appeared as a job location on Jan. 28, 2006. Was scheduled for a June 2006 grand opening. In late July a second barricade with an Apple logo appeared at the mall. On Sept. 5th Apple announced a Sept. 9th grand opening. Closed Sept. 10-14 for floorplan change and renovation. [photo] [opening photos #1 #2 / video]
- Village Pointe - Omaha (NE) - Sept. 23 - An smallish "upscale lifestyle development designed in a 'prairie style' concept distinctive to the Midwest," according to owner Red Development. It has 600,000 s.f. of retail space on the city's west side, and includes Best Buy, restaurants and multi-screen theater. Appeared as a job location March 1, 2006. Job listings appeared on Monster.com on March 28th. Construction well underway in space #O127, with a grand opening on Sept. 23rd. [mall map pdf] [May photo] [photos late Aug. / Sept. 16] [crates for steel] [opening photos #1 / #2 / #3 #4 video]
- Providence Place - Sept. 23 - Providence, RI - indoor, 3-level downtown mall. At an April 2004
conference, Sr. V-P Retail Ron Johnson said the company had been trying to arrange a space in the mall for over a year, and promised to eventually find a prime space there for a retail store. In Feb. 2005 the Eddie Bauer and Athelete's Foot stores closed, creating potential spaces for Apple. In May, Apple finally signed a lease for space inside the mall, in the ground-floor space formerly Bailey Banks and Biddle. On Jan. 5, 2006 appeared as a job location on Apple's Web site. Grand opening Sept. 23, 2006 with V2.0 interior design. Remodeled Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2009. [photo Feb. 23] [opening photos #1 / #2 / #3]
|The Providence Place and Mall in Columbia stores were the first of a Version 2.0 interior design of all stainless steel, similar to the mini-stores.
- The Mall in Columbia - Columbia, MD - Sept. 23 - The second Baltimore metro store, located in the far southwest suburbs. It was renovated in 2002 and has 200+ stores (Nordstrom, Sears, JC Penney, L.L. Bean), a 14-screen cinema and restaurants, covering 1.335 million s.f. It's located in the 7th most-affluent U.S. county. Store will be located on upper level near Hecht's, across from Point-A Luggage and The Silver Heron in the former Fossil store 5,020 s.f. space. Appeared as a job location on Dec. 8, 2005. Job listings posted Dec. 21. Mall Web site said July grand opening, then changed to August, and now listed as "Fall 2006." The painted Apple logo disappeared from the construction barricade in August 2006. Grand opening Sept. 23, 2006 with updated V2.0 store design. Remodeled Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2009. [June photo] [grand opening coverage]
- Arndale Center - Manchester (UK) - Sept. 30 - Just 7 miles from the existing Trafford Centre store, it's the largest city-centre mall in the UK at 1.4 million s.f. It was heavily damaged by an IRA terrorist bomb in 1996, but was rebuilt and is now undergoing a $260 million, multi-phase expansion with 300,000 s.f. and 75 stores. Apple will locate on the second level, and the store will be the third with the V2.0 interior design and layout. The first-phase expansion opened April 6th. First revealed by the MyMacPad Web site Feb. 20, 2006. Appeared as a job location Feb. 24th. Job listings appeared on March 1st. Interviews in mid-June, employee training Sept. 15-24. Construction underway in mid-June 2006. On Sept. 27th Apple announced a Sept. 30th grand opening in space #162. In early March 2012 rumors surfaced that the store will expand into the adjacent former Adidas store space (#161), and meanwhile the store will occupy space #154 down the hallway. In late May the temp store opened and the existing store closed for the expansion. [photo, early April '06] [photo June 22] [opening photos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5] [temp store May 2012 #1 / #2] [temp June 7 #1 / #2] [move mall plan]
- Topanga Mall - Canoga Park, CA - October 6 - A mall with 133 stores operatd by Westfield, it's now undergoing an expansion and renovation to 1.6 million square-feet, adding Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, 2-story Target and new parking. It's about 10 miles from both the existing The Oaks and Sherman Oaks stores northwest of Los Angeles. The store is 75-feet wide and features the V2.0 interior design, looking very much like the Fifth Avenue store. Appeared as a job location on April 19, 2006. The mall's new expansion reportedly opens Oct. 6th. On Oct. 3rd Apple announced an Oct. 6th grand opening. Closed for remodel first week of October 2011. [grand opening]
- Twenty Ninth Street - Boulder, CO - Mall developer The Macerich Company obtained approvals to demolish its 40 year-old, declining Crossroads Mall on the east side of this town about 30 miles northwest of Denver. Macerich is completely rebuilding the 65 acres, and turning it into "29th Street," a street-focused shopping district. The developers announced in early Sept. 2004 that they had signed Apple as a tenant. First revealed Sept. 8, 2004, and ID'd by mall management in Feb. 2006 as a 4,900 s.f. space in the center of the mall near Canyon Blvd., and next to Z Gallerie, space 1084. Appeared as a job location on April 19, 2006. Appeared on Craig's List on May 1st. As of Aug. 28th exterior construction underway, but interior empty. On Oct. 9th Apple announced an October 13th grand opening. Features V2.0 interior. Remodeled Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2009. [development Web site] [city description of project] [Aug. 28th photo] [Oct. 8th] [site map] [grand opening]
- Otay Ranch Town Center - Chula Vista, CA - Oct. 27 - A new "town center project" scheduled to open with 150 stores in October, with another 20 stores in 2007. It will also include a 10,000 s.f. dog park, REI, 12-screen cinema, Macy's and several restaurants. Located on 85 acres in a rapidly-growing suburb south of San Diego, the mall is operated by General Growth. Features V2.0 interior design. Appeared as a job location on May 11, 2006. Mall opened October 27, 2006. On Oct. 23rd Apple announced a Oct. 27th grand opening.
Remodeled Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2009.
- ABQ Uptown - Albuquerque, NM - Nov. 1 - A new mall set for a fall 2006 opening, it's part of a new retail, residence and hotel development on 17 acres, reportedly the state's first lifestyle-center. Located on the city's southeast side, it meshes with the adjacent Winrock Mall and Coronado Mall to create an office, residential and retail square-mile. The mall will have just 45 stores. Apple's space is in th eastern-most row of stores, next to Eddie Bauer. Features the V2.0 interior design. Appeared as a job location on May 11, 2006. Mall opens Nov. 1st. On Oct. 26th Apple announced a Nov. 1st grand opening. Features V2.0 interior. [Web cam] [mall flyer & map/pdf] [Oct. 6th photos] [Oct. 16 photos] [opening #1 #2]
- First Colony Mall - Sugar Land, TX - Nov. 11 - A 920,000 s.f. mall operated by General Growth about 22 miles southwest of Houston. It has 120 stores anchored by Dillard's, Foley's, JCPenney and Mervyns. Appeared as a job location on April 19, 2006. Confirmed by mall's Web site in October. On Nov. 7th Apple announced a Nov. 11th grand opening. Features V2.0 interior.
Remodeled Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2009.