Apple Stores - 2007-2008
These are stores that held their grand openings in 2007 and 2008. Read about future stores.
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- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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 ]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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. Apple's neighbors to the west are Italian fashion designer Moschino and clothier Hugo Boss. [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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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. [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]
- 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.
- 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. [Facebook discussion] [mall map, pdf]
[opening photos / video]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- One Nineteen - 119th & Roe - 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]
- 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]
- 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. Construction continues in May, 2008, and the store will open in mid-August. [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]
- 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]
[photo #1 / #2]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- The Forum - 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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]
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