Apple Stores - 2009-2010
These are stores that held their grand openings in 2009 and 2010. Read about future stores.
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- Friendly Center - Greensboro, NC - Feb. 21 - Part of a 75-acre open-air shopping village located northwest of downtown, with 1.3 million s.f. of retail space anchored by Sears, Belk and Macy's. The store was originally slated for a space in the original mall (F5?), and job listings were posted Nov. 7, 2007.
However, the mall was expanded by 20,000 s.f., so construction was delayed to occupy a larger space (5,873 s.f. ,$1.7 million) in that area, next to the future Williams Sonoma and Anthropologie stores. The grand opening was delayed by facade changes, and is now scheduled for February 21, 2009. [mall plan, pdf]
[Nov. 13 construction]
[Feb. 4 storefront] [store location] [grand opening video]
- Robina Town Center - Robina (Australia) - First reported by MacTalk in mid-Nov. 2008, this mall 50 miles south of Brisbane on the mid-east coast will finish a waterside expansion area in mid-2009 where Apple will locate.
The area used to be a swamp before 1980, but has been developed into an planned, inland, lakeside community of 30,000 residents along the M1 highway, with a full range of residential options, office space and amenities. The upscale location, with 1 million s.f. and 220 retailers, draws shoppers from a wide region. Job listings posted Nov. 25, 2008, but interviews delayed until March 2009. Grand opening May 9th. [Robina overview] [expansion rendering #1 / #2] [Apr '09 photo] [opening photos #1 / #2 #3/ #3 ]
- 928 State Street - Santa Barbara (CA) - In Feb. 2005 a newspaper noted that the Blue Bee clothing firm "beat out" Apple for a fourth branch at 513 State Street. In Dec. 2006 a potential space at 716 State St. address was leased to M.A.C. Cosmetics, eliminating another possible location. (2-05). In Jan. 2008 the local newspaper reported Apple was negotiating for historic 928 State St. (Rogers Furniture Building, 1926-era), formerly Pier 1. The 52-foot wide space had about 9,400 s.f. each on the ground floor and mezzanine. The lease is reportedly $4.53 per s.f. , or about $68,000 a month. However, planning documents filed with the city in Dec. 2007 indicate Apple would remove the 4,375 s.f. mezzanine, replace it with a 3,706 s.f second-story, and install a new elevator and stairs. Job listings were posted March 29, 2008, indicating a late 2008 opening. However, also in March 2008 Apple requested that consideration of their application be postponed, and meetings were held between Apple and Historical Landmarks committee in April. In early Oct. 2008 the city's Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) reviewed revised plans from Apple architectural representative Cearnal Andrulaitis. Construction began in late Oct. 2008. Grand opening May 9, 2009. [building photo] [lease flyer] [May 28th hearing, pdf] [HLC May 14th] [HLC May 28th] [[HLC final approval]
[Dec. 2008 update] [grand opening - story / photos / video #1] [IFO video]
- Bahnhofstrasse - Zurich (Switzerland) - In August 2005 the Swiss-based Web site MacPrime reported that Bahnhofstrasse 77 would be a future store site. In March 2006 they reported Apple had signed a contract for the the 2,960 s.f. space at a reported $762,000 a year. The space is now occupied by a United Colors of Benetton store. In early May 2006, the newspaper Bilanz said the lease papers had been signed and the store is scheduled to open by summer 2007. Appeared as a job location on Aug. 26, 2006. Then a lease dispute between the landlord and Benetton was first reported in Sept. 2006, and as of early November is still delaying Apple's take-over the property. In Jan. 2008 a Swiss newspaper said the lease dispute had been resolved, and the 3,200 s.f. store would open in mid-July 2008, with Apple paying $1.9 million a year on the lease. As of May, 2008 there is no visible construction, but by June MacPrime revealed architectural plans showing a 3,012 s.f. single-level store. However, the store was later revealed to be two levels, on the ground-floor and in a basement level. Job listings appeared Feb. 13, 2008. Grand opening May 22, 2009? [aerial map] [floor plans revealed] [ground floor plan] [area photos] [July 17 photos]
[official photos #1 / #2] [grand opening story / photos #1 / #2 / #3 / video #1]
- Westfield Doncaster - Doncaster (Australia) -
First reported in the MacTalk forums in mid-Nov. 2008, this mall was Westfield's first entry in Victoria, and has been expanded and remodeled several times since it opened in 1969. At 1.3 million s.f., the mall is among the top 10 largest in the country, with 420 retailers.
It's located in the suburbs 11 miles east of Melbourne, about 8 miles north of the existing Chadstone store. Job listings posted Nov. 25, 2008. Grand opening May 23, 2009.
[grand opening photos #1 / #2] [grand opening video]
- Galleria at Roseville - Roseville (N. Caliif.) - A Westfield-operated mall northeast of Sacramento with 187 stores. The company is adding about 487,000 s.f. to the existing 1.1 million s.f., including three parking garages, a multi-screen cinema and from 80 to 100 new retailers. In late May the developer handed out a list of the first five tenants, and Apple was listed among them. Job listings posted Jan. 30th. Expansion Phase I opened in Fall 2008, but the Apple store opened with Phase 2. In early May '09 the mall's Web site listed Apple as "Coming Soon." By June 1st the store interior was finished, but with no products stocked. Grand opening June 6th. A serious arson fire extensively damaged the mall in Oct. 2010, briefly interrupting retail operations for the Apple store. Other sections of the mall were closed for a year. In June 2012 tipsters said the store will expand by 1,000 s.f. before year's end. [aerial photo]
[mall plan] [construction Mar '09 / May '09 ]
[construction photos] [2012 expansion plan] updated
- Scottsdale Quarter - Scottsdale (AZ) - In mid-August, 2008 a tipster said Apple would finally land in this upscale city of 202,000 residents just outside the Phoenix north city limits. In mid-October a local newspaper pointed to a 7,857 s.f. space at the Scottsdale Quarter mall, now under construction. It's located in this suburb northeast of Phoenix, and just across the street from the existing Kierland Commons mall. The 600,000 s.f. mall is operate by Glimcher, and will eventually include office space, residential and hotel space, and a cinema. The first two stores opened in March 2009, but others are opening in phases through 2010. Features a unique design: a high-ceiled box with glass-front entrances at both ends. Grand opening June 12th at 6 p.m. [store location photo] [store location map, pdf] [renderings, C-bldg., pdf] [lease plan, pdf] [April '09 update]
- Rideau Centre - Ottawa (Ont.) - A 740,000 s.f. downtown mall with 180 shops just east of iconic Parliament Hill, attached to a Westin hotel and transit stations. The mall is on four levels and features a cinema and large Sears store. Will open in space #227. Job listings posted Feb. 4, 2009. Grand opening July 18th. [real estate report, pdf]
[panorama of exterior area by Daniel]
[grand opening video]
- Churchill Square - Brighton, UK - An old mall was demolished and redeveloped in 1998 to create 470,000 square-feet of retail space in this south coast resort city. It has 85 shops and 5 restaurants serving locals and tourists. Job listing posted March 22, 2007. Originally intended to opening before the holiday season 2007, but failed to appear. Then job listings re-appeared on Feb. 4, 2009 for a late summer 2009 opening.
Black construction barricade appeared in mid-April '09 in front of the former Envy clothing store space on the lower level of the central mall. Employee interviews overheard in the bar (!) of the MyHotel Brighton in late May '09. Grand opening July 25th. [April '09 photos #1 / #2 / #3] [permit #1 / #2] [opening video #1 / #2] [opening photos] [storefront]
- Square One - Mississauga (Ont.) - In Jan. 2009 a tipster said Apple will open a store in this Toronto suburb. The huge mall
has 1.7 million s.f. and 360 stores, including one of North America's highest-grossing Wal-Mart stores. In Feb. 2009 a black barricade appeared in the new CitySide "neighborhood" of the mall, to the left of the renovated Tommy Hilfiger store, covering space 2-403. Job listings posted March 16, 2009. Grand opening Aug. 15, 2009. [mall plan, pdf] [store location]
[storefront Aug. 1] [opening video]
- Reston Town Center - Reston (VA) -
A combined 355,000 s.f. retail center with 1.2 million s.f. of adjacent office space, Hyatt Regency hotel and cinema grouped around a large fountain sculpture in this upscale northwest DC suburb near Dulles airport. The area's average household income is among the highest for any Apple store. Building permits issued Feb. 3, 2009, and the store could open by late summer in the former Eddie Bauer space. Job listings posted April 29th. Grand opening Aug. 15th.
[mall plan, pdf] [June '09 update] [Jul 30 photo by Scott] [opening video]
- Main Place - Naperville (IL) - This city of 141,000 is about 45 minutes west of Chicago's Loop, and is beefing up its downtown shopping district with new buildings that reflect an older period. The city is #3 on "Money Magazine's" 2008 "move liveable" cities, and considered among the best "walking" towns. It will be in the former Sharper Image space at 120 W. Jefferson St., but with a significant expansion at the back of the building. Job listings appeared Aug. 4, 2008, but no movement until May 2009, when the store was an empty shell. Grand opening Aug. 15th. [map] [May 2009 construction] [façade unveiled] [opening #1 / #2] [opening video]
- Alstertal - Hamburg (Germany) - A 3-level enclosed regional mall northeast of city center in the Poppenbuttel district of the city, the second largest in Germany and largest non-capital in the EU. The 1970-vintage mall has 240 stores in 635,000 s.f., along with a 3,000 space carpark. The mall was upgraded and expanded in 2006. In early June '09 the iFUN.de Web site spotted a construction barricade at the AEZ mall. Apple store will occupy space #37 on the ground level of the mall. Job listings posted Feb. 18, 2009. Grand opening Aug. 28, 2009.
[rendering #1 / #2] [brochure, pdf] [map]
[photo June '09] [mall plan, pdf]
[opening pano / video #1 / #2 / #3 / #4]
- Legacy Place - Dedham (Mass.) - In Feb. 2009 a tipster noted that Apple was listed among the future tenants of this
future 675,000 s.f. mall in the far southwest suburbs of Boston, just off I-95. The mall will include a cinema, LL Bean store, Whole Foods grocery, along with 85,000 s.f. of office space and other attractions. Job listings were posted in March 2009. Job listings posted March 30, 2009. Grand opening Aug. 28, 2009.
[storefront] [opening #1 / #2]
- Stonebriar Shopping Centre - Frisco (TX) - In Jan. 2008 a tipster pointed to this 1.6 million s.f., 3-level, super-regional mall about 30 miles north of Dallas, and 15 miles from the existing Willow Bend (Plano) store. The mall was opened by General Growth Properties Inc. in 2000 and has 165 stores. Originally believed to open in late 2008, construction began in early 2009. Job listings Dec. 12, 2008. Grand opening Aug. 28, 2009.
- Carugate Carosello - Milan, Italy - Long-rumored but confirmed only in early Feb. 2009 when job listings were posted. The city of 1.3 million is in the north of the country, and is considered a world art and fashion capital. The exact location of the store is unknown, or whether it will be a street-level store or within a shopping mall. Initial speculation was that it would be at 28 Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a former clothing store. But in late July 2009 a black construction barricade appeared in front of a space at the Carosello di Carugate suburban shopping mall. Grand opening Sept. 5, 2009. [news update May '09][news update, Italian] [map, possibilities in green] [construction barricade #1 / #2/ #3] [opening, first-in-line / video #1 / #2 / odd headgear] [opening photos #1 / #2 / #3]
- Augusta Mall - Augusta (GA) - Sept. 19 - The General Growth Properties mall has 1.1 million s.f. and 134 shops along I-520 and near I-20. The mall finished an expansion area of exterior buildings, which is where the Apple store will be located--building A, between The Walking Store and the Sleep Number stores. Job listings appeared Dec. 12, 2008. Construction is reportedly delayed by a late shipment of stainless steel from Japan.
[construction May '09 #1 / #2 / #3 / #4]
[Aug. barricade] [peek inside Aug. 25th / #1 / #2] [Sept. 5 #1] [opening report]
- Polo Park - Winnipeg (Canada) -
Sept. 19 - The first store in mid-Canada, and first in the province of Manitoba, serving a city of about 700,000. The Cadillac-Fairview mall has 189 stores and services in 1.1 million s.f., just east of city center. Store will open in about 4,000 s.f. in space 138B. Job listings posted March 16, 2009.
[Sept. 16 construction]
- Chapelfield Shopping Centre - Norwich (UK) -
The town is the capital for East Anglia, with a regional population of 1 million. The mall opened in 2005, and is located city-centre with 99 shops in 527,000 s.f., and 117 residential apartments. Store will be in the former USC space (8,000 s.f.) #241, which they call "upper ground level." Store features unique central wall with 58" video displays, apparently because of support columns that couldn't be removed. Job listings posted April 1, 2009, construction began June 22. Grand opening Sept. 26th. [mall view]
[location map][mall plan, pdf] [mall plan]
[site Sept. 10 '09 photo / video] [opening photos #1 / #2 #3]
[open videos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6 / #7]
- The Promenade at Temecula - Temecula (S. Calif.) - A 1.1 million s.f. indoor mall along I-15 between San Diego and LA, with 140 shops. It's operated by Forest City, and an expansion area of 126,000 s.f. opened March, 26, 2009. Job listings were posted Oct. 3, 2008, and by Aug. 2009 a black barricade and construction was spotted just north of the P.F. Chang restaurant in the expansion area. Grand opening Sept. 26th. In Sept. 2012 a team of night-time burglars drove a vehicle through the front window and security grating. The vehicle's license plate was left behind and the car owner was arrested the next morning and charged with burglary. In Jan. 2013 one suspect was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
[rendering] [Aug. '09 barricade] [storefront Sept. 8, 2009] [grand opening #1 / #2]
[2012 burglary #1 / #2 / #3 / video] updated
- Oakridge Centre - Vancouver (Canada) -
This 575,000 s.f. mall is managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge, and has 150 shops about four miles south of the existing Pacific Centre Apple store. It's the largest shopping mall in the city. White construction barricade with no logo in front of space #105 by mid-April '09. Job listings posted March 16, 2009. Grand opening Oct. 26th.
[Aug. 25th photos #1 / #2] [Sept. 11th photo] [mall plan]
- Fairview Pointe-Claire -
Located along the Trans-Canada Highway southwest of Montreal, with 200 shops on two levels in 1 million s.f. operated by Cadillac-Fairview. Located in a small city (pop. 30,000), but serving a 610,000 metro population. Job listing appeared April 10, 2009. Grand opening Sept. 26th. [mall map, pdf]
[Aug. 29th barricade]
- Manhasset - Manhasset (NY) - Oct. 17 - Apple leased space just outside the boundary of the 1956-era outdoor Americana Manhasset mall that includes 45 ultra-chic international retailers, but which is strangely next to a unremarkable, discount fashion store. The existing building was demolished and Apple has built a new structure that will have a very tall ceiling, dual glass storefronts (1 entrance), skylight and suspended Apple logo, like the existing Scottsdale store. Job listings posted March 26, 2009. [news story] [gallery Jul '09]
[gallery Aug. 1] [gallery Sept. 5]
[gallery Oct. 7]
[grand opening #1 / #2]
- St. David's Centre 2 - Cardiff (UK) - October 22 - The town is capital for Wales. The existing mall is being renovated and enlarged into 1.4 million s.f. with 160 stores and 300 second-level apartments. The centre will also have public meeting and gathering areas, including a city public library. Job listings posted April 1, 2009. The expanded section opens Oct. 22, 2009 and the Apple store opened the same day. Like the Chapelfield store, this store has a center-located wall at the front of the store (because of a support column) with a vidieo display in the wall.
[centre map, pdf]
[St. David's 1 Web site]
- Union Square - Aberdeen (Scotland) -
Oct. 29 - Revealed by job listings on March 6, 2009. The city is Scotland's third-largest at 202,000, in the far northeast of the island. The city reportedly has the highest average weekly income in Scotland. The 700,000 s.f. city-centre shopping complex is adjacent to the rail-bus stations, and is in the final stages of construction. It will have 56 shops, a cinema and hotel. The mall opening Oct. 29, 2009. [construction photos]
[rendering #1 / #2]
- Carrousel du Louvre - Paris - 99 Rue de Rivoli - Nov. 7 - In mid-2007 tipsters pointed to the underground shopping mall as the first France store. The store is not located beneath the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum, but rather 455 feet west beneath the inverse pyramid of the mall, which is exempt from the country's regulation against Sunday operation, and hosts 8 million visitors a year. As of early June, 2008 Apple had received city approval to locate in 7,700 s.f. of the former Lalique and Résonance stores, spaces #15 and #33. In early Dec. 2008 a sign appeared saying the current retailer will move out Dec. 13th to another space. By April 2009 construction was well underway. Job listings posted Feb. 18, 2009. On Oct. 4th a large graphic appeared on the black construction barricade announcing the store, and the opening time of "Soon." [space ID'd] [Sept. '08 photos] [April '09 photos] [Apr 25, '09 panorama] [Aug. 26 photos #1 / #2 / #3] [Oct. barricade graphic #1 / #2 #3] [inteior peek, Oct. 29] [press tour video / photos] [grand opening photos #1 / #2 / #3] [setteb.IT coverage #1 / #2 / #3] [opening video] [Carrousel du Louvre plan]
- Odysseum (France) - Nov. 14 - Without any forewarning, Apple posted job listings for a store in the city of Montpellier on Feb. 18, 2009. The city of 225,000 residents is a provincial capital, home to a major university and a regional hub along the Mediterranean. The exact location is unknown, but could be located within or near the Place de la Comédie in city-center. Reportedly, the store's opening has been delayed slightly to allow the Carousel de Louvre store to open first, in order to maximize publicity for the first store in France. [Oct. 29 photos] [grand opening photos]
- Westfield Chermside - Queensland (Australia) -
Nov. 14 - Spotted by locals just 2 weeks after the Robina store opening south of Brisane (and 90 min. away), this mall in the north suburbs of Brisbane is Queensland's largest with 400 stores. The mall draws shopper from a huge region of residents and tourists. Unknown space at the mall, but some spaces are single level, some are two-level. Job listings posted May 23, 2009, and black construction barricade erected July 14, 2009, but no Apple logo by Aug. 9th. Set for a Nov. 2009 grand opening.
[barricade #1 / #2 / #3 / #4] [store interior photos #1 / #2] [grand opening - photos / video]
- Upper West Side -New York City (NY) - Nov. 14 - In mid-December, 2007 the New York Post said Apple had procured the building at 1981 Broadway (at 67th St.), and would demolish the two-story building and install a large store in the former 3-story Victoria Secret store (1999-2007) and a Regency Theater. The location satisfied an apparent need for an Upper West Side store, which previously had been rumored around 84th & Broadway. As of May 14, 2009 the existing building has been demolished and the steel structure for the new building has been erected. The permits indicate 50% of the existing exterior wall must be preserved, the building will be 45 feet tall, have a 75-foot storefront, and that there will be just a single floor of about 8,400 s.f. Total cost stated in the building permit is an amazing $37,945,000. Apple retained 50% of the exerior walls to avoid filing for a demolition and construction permit, instead of a "alteration and reconstruction" permit. Based on early photos, the storefront will resemble the Boylston Street (Boston) store, with a little bit of Fifth Avenue and George Street. About Aug. 1st, construction workers at the store said the store would open by Thanksgiving, and CFO Peter Oppenheimer has confirmed a November opening. [permits, pdf] [occupancy permit,pdf]
[Jan. '09 #1 / #2]
[May 14] [Aug. 31][Sept. video] [Sept. update] [Oct. 6 photo] [speculative storefront rendering] [Nov. 2 photos #1 / #2] [ grand opening photos #1 / #2 / #3 / #4] [construction details]
- Pheasant Lane - Nashua (NH) -
Nov. 21 - This 870,000 Simon-operated mall on the south side of the state's second-largest city would be the second in the state (sales tax-free). The mall is being expanded, and draws customers from nearby Massachusetts. Job listings posted June 18, 2009, constructure barricade erected mid-Sept. 2009.
[barricade, Sept. '09] [construction #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6]
- Greenwich Avenue - Greenwich (CT) - Nov. 21 - In early June, 2008 a local newspaper reported that Apple's logo was on zoning documents for 356 Greenwich Ave., the long-closed Clearview Cinema movie theater. The 1914-era building has been renovated several times, and now has an upper and lower theater, fully-rigged stage and some dressing rooms. As of March 2009 construction was underway, with the interior gutted and red-brick walls retained. [Sept. '09 construction]
- Cribbs Causeway - Bristol (UK) - Dec. 12 - This mall is 10 miles north of city center (and the existing Cabot Circus Apple store) along the M5 highway, with 135 stores and 7,000 parking spaces. Job listings posted June 18, 2009. Store in space #114 in the upper mall next to River Island. It's the second-largest Apple store in the UK behind Regent Street. [mall plan, pdf]
- Große Bockenheimer Straße - Frankfurt (Germany) - In March 2009 local media said city building officials confirmed that Apple had submitted plans for a 2-level, glass-front store at #30 on this street, in city center and not far from Opera Plaza. A rendering shows a reconstructed building set in front of a pedestrian mall and fountain. The building will house about 18,000 s.f. of retail (7,000 on ground-floor), 11,000 of office and 7,500 of residential space. Photos show a two-level space for the Apple store. Job listings posted June 15, 2009. Apple announced the store grand opening for Dec. 5, 2009, but then three days before that date, they announced a postponement until January 2010. Reportedly the employees will fly out to other stores to work and/or receive additional training at a local hotel. Grand opening Jan. 23, 2010. [existing building] [proposed building] [July '09 construction]
[building Aug. 29th]
[Oct 24 - #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6]
- Eldon Square South - Newcastle on Tyne (UK) - Feb. 16 - A town of 190,000 in the north of the UK, and the furthest-north England up to this time. The 5,782 s.f. store will be on the second level of a 20-store, 175,000 s.f. expansion of the main Eldon Square mall, to which it's connected by an overhead walkway. In mid-Sept. 2009 job listings appeared and the mall plan shows a second-level space for Apple on its mall plan. [mall brochure, pdf] [mall plan, pdf]
[interior rendering] [grand opening #1]
- SouthGate|Bath - Bath (UK) - March 27 - An outdoor, city-centre shopping destination that is opening in three phases through fall 2010. It will have 56 retail spaces in 420,000 s.f. "Apple, Coming Soon…" was listed on the mall's Web site in Jan. 2010. [leasing brochure - pdf]
[renderings #1 / #2 / #3 / #4]
- Bondi Junction Westfield - Bondi Junction (Australia) -
May 28 - Located in the near suburb of Sydney, this 1.4 million s.f. center has over 500 shops, restaurants, cinema, gym, supermarkets and other attractions. Peek photos show a Scottsdale Quarter-like building design and inside trees. Job listings posted Jan. 25, 2010. Grand opening at 8 a.m., coinciding with the Australian arrival of the iPad. [May photos] [opening photos]
- Southgate - Edmonton (Alb, Canada) - May 28 - A 1970-vintage indoor mall with 165 shops in 455,000 s.f. operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge south of city center. The mall has been expanded several times, most recently in Aug. 2009 with 150,000 s.f. and 30 shops. It's about 7 miles southeast of the existing West Edmonton Mall retail store. White construction barricade with Apple logo erected April 24th. Job listings posted Nov. 2009. Grand opening on a Friday at 8 a.m.
This store was the first to use the new mall storefront design: entirely open (or open with glass windows), with a thin frame of stainless steel and suspended, back-lit Apple logo. [mall map, pdf]
- Tacoma Mall - Tacoma (WA) - May 29 - This Simon Property Group Inc. mall is located along I-5 south of Seattle, and has just completed a 100,000 s.f. lifestyle addition, giving it 1.3 million s.f. and 150 shops.
The store will establish coverage at the south end of Puget Sound, which now only lines the eastern part of the sound. Job listings posted Dec. 12, 2008, indicating a mid-2009 opening. However, no activity was noted until Oct. 2009, when a mall spokesperson confirmed the Apple store in part of the former Nordstrom space. [mall brochure, pdf] [mall plan]
- Georgetown (Wisconsin Avenue) - Washington (DC) - In late Sept. 2007 a tipster said Apple was finalizing lease plans for a store in the Georgetown district. A week later newspapers revealed Apple had purchased the three-story building at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW for $13.7 million. The land and building are assessed at $7,288,500, and the lot covers 7,456 s.f. Previous tenant French Connection renovated the building in 2004, which required approval from the 3-architect Old Georgetown Board for any exterior changes. The area is transitioning to more upscale retail stores. By June 1, existing tenant FCUK was moving out, but no Apple construction visible. In June, 2008 a tipster says Apple is having city permit problems. In July 2008 Apple had presented a demolition/re-built plan to the Board for approval. However, the Board and an architectural commission failed to approve Apple's three sets of designs. Apple postponed its Jan. 6, 2009 its presentation to the ANC. On Feb. 2, 2009 the ANC approved Apple's design featuring red brick and a smaller logo. As of June '09 no construction activity and no job listings posted. On Oct. 30th tipster says barricade up and construction underway. Although early renderings showed trees inside the store under a skylight, the final store has no trees under a tall rear skylight. Job listings posted Nov. 1, 2009. Grand opening June 18th. [Old Georgetown Board OK - pdf] [photo] [Jun '09 gallery] [CFA minutes, Mar '09, pdf] [Nov. '09 construction] [Dec. 5] [opening photos]
- Uptown - Minneapolis (MN) - In Jan. 2010 job listings pointed to an unknown location in the Uptown neighborhood of this city. The location was eventually identified as 3018 Hennepin Ave. S., a former bar that was demolished and approved for a two-story retail space of 46x127' providing 9,600 s.f., including a large skylight, upper-level business "Business Briefing Center" (first one) and rooftop garden. The store is within 10 miles of the other four Apple stores in the state. Job listings posted Jan. 10, 2010. Grand opening June 19th. [3018 variance approval - pdf]
[news story] [photos]
- Los Cerritos Center - Cerritos (S.Calif.) - Along I-605 in mid-LA/Orange County, with 180 shops and restaurants in 1.1 million s.f. operated by Macerich. It is across from a huge a huge regional auto mall, and is anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom. Job listings posted in early Nov. 2009. Grand opening on June 24, 2010 at 7 a.m., coinciding with the iPhone 4 release. [lease plan, pdf]
- Perth City - Perth (Australia) - The first store to be on the western side of the continent. On July 16, 2009 a job listing appeared for a store in city centre, but without an indication of exactly where in this western city of about 1.6 million. On Nov. 11, 2009 a demoliton application was made for 790 Hay Street, a 1910-era, 3-story building formerly occupied by a pastry shop and restaurant, and a bait-and-tackle shop in the basement. It was designed with the "Federation Anglo-Dutch" architectural style. On Dec. 1, 2009 a "refurbishment application was filed with the city planning agency, notated "Apple Inc." Grand opening June 26, 2010. In 2012 Apple leased the upper floor and is using it for training. [area map] [planning applications, pdf]
[nearly finished #1 / #2 / #3]
- Opéra - Paris - In mid-May 2006 Apple V-P Europe Pascal Cagli reportedly emailed authorized resellers that the title "Apple Centre" was being revoked, and replaced with another term. The French Web site MacGeneration says this is in preparation for opening a store in the Opera district of Paris, generally north of the Champs Elysees, during 2006. In Sept. 2008 a tipster pointed to a signed lease for #12 rue Halévy, a 112-wide building set on Place Jacques Rouché behind the Opera House. The building dates to 1865 and has lately been converted to offices. The architect is reportedly Jean-Jacques Ory, who desgned a corner entrance on the south side. Construction on the 13,200 s.f. store began in early 2009. In Nov. 2008
approval was discovered by a Paris historical commission noting Apple's application. A dispute over hotel space in the building delayed this project to Spring 2010. A red velvet curtain photo covering appeared on the construction barricade on June 9th. Has a basement level (inside a vault), a mezzanine and Briefing Center. Grand opening July 3, 2010. [Sept. 2008 storefront / interior]
[news story] [April 30 update] [Paris historical approval, p. 20, pdf] [rendering: vintage / Apple] [Oct. 4 photo] [June 9 barricade] [grand opening #1 / #2 / #3] [photo gallery]
- Pudong - Shanghai - In 2009 a tipster said Apple had architectural plans for a circular store but no further information was received. Also in 2009 Apple said it would open two stores in Shanghai, but gave no location. In April 2010 a tipster said the first store will be inside the International Financial Center retail space. In June 2010 a tipster provided photos and a video to MacGeneration about the store, and a red "curtain" covering appeared over the 40-foot tall glass cylinder entrance. Third store withi Briefing Center. Has 175 employees, 80 Macs, 100 iPods and 60 iPhones on display in 16,145 s.f. Grand opening July 10th. [news story] [photo gallery] [flickr #1 / #2] [YouTube #1 / #2] [opening photos #1 / #2] [overview #1 / #2]
- Haywood Mall - Greenville, SC - This city's Apple store was originally planned for the 1.2 million s.f. Haywood Mall, but there was no appropriate space. So in August 2007 Apple switched to 670,000 s.f. Magnolia Park Town Center that was being created after the former mall was demolished along I-85. It would have been the second-largest mall in the state, with construction to start in late 2008 or early 2009, with Apple penciled in for a 5,100 s.f. space for Phase I at 550 S. Main St. But the economic slow-down halted demolition of Magnolia Park, and in March 2009 Apple store switched back to Haywood Mall, just 2 miles away from Magnolia Park, and signed a lease. Confirmed in the former Childrens Place and Hair Place spaces on the lower level, facing onto two separate hallways. Job listings posted Jan. 12, 2010. Grand opening July 10th.
[delay story] [mall plan-pdf] [store location] [Feb. 3 update] [Feb. 8th photos #1 / #2]
[April 21 photo]
[May steel delivery] [June 28 photo]
[July 6th photo]
- Fayette Mall - Fayette/Lexington (Ken.) - In late Dec. 2009 a job listing appeared for this 1.2 million s.f., "super regional" mall with over 160 shops southwest of this dual city with a trade population of 758,000. The area benefits from its horse racing industry ("Horse Capital of the World"), Univ. of Kentucky (2 miles north), and large coporate offices and factories. The mall just completed a 140,000 expansion. The store is located in space #320, not far from Macy's at the north end. Grand opening July 24, 2010.[mall plan]
[June photo #1 / #2]
- Polaris Fashion Place - Columbus (OH) - This Glimcher-operated 1.5 million s.f. mall is near I-71 on the city's far north side. Apple will occupy an unknown space inside the 2-level mall with 155 stores. Recently completed a 167,000 s.f. expansion. Job listings appeared Jan. 10, 2010. Grand opening July 24, 2010. [leasing plan - pdf]
- Walnut Street - Originally reported in July 2004 as 1727 Walnut St. in the Rittenhouse Row district of downtown, formerly Borders Books, but in 2005 determined to become an H&M store. In 2006 the focus shifted to 1619 Walnut, but in Oct. 2009 a local blogger received a tip that Apple dropped plans for 1619, and had leased 14,139 s.f. at 1607-09 Walnut St., a former 2-story, masonry banking institution building, 40' wide x 117' deep. The building (circa 1883) was originally a neo-Renaissance residence for noted lawyer John Campbell Harris. Rendering submitted by Apple show an all-glass storefront, but retaining the stone façade. Building permit states value of construction at $4 million. Job listings posted on Nov. 1, 2009. By Feb. 2010 construction has begun. Fourth store to have Business Briefing center. Grand opening July 30, 2010. [photo #1] [photo #2] [Sept. '05 update]
[Oct. 2009 rumor]
[Feb. 2010 building front]
[Feb. 14 storefront #1 / #2 / #3]
[early April '09]
[early April '10] [April 21, '10 #1 / #2]
[June #1 / #2]
[July 2 inside]
[July 2 exterior #1 / #2]
[grand opening gallery]
- Covent Garden - London (UK) - In Dec. 2007 tipsters pointed to Covent Garden for a future store, which the district's Web site describes as "London's most vibrant." It's home to hundreds of restaurants and shops. In March 2008 Estates Gazette reported it would occupy a former Rock Garden space (#1 The Piazza, northwest James St. & Kings St.) on three levels, reportedly one of the largest and most expensive leasings ever in the area. It would be the third London store and the second in city centre--the Regent Street store is about one mile east. In mid-July 2008 Apple filed planning documents with the city of Westminster (read news story here, download pdf planning drawings). In Oct. 2008 Apple filed documents with the city saying construction would begin Jan. 15, 2009 and finish within 11-15 months. On Oct. 21 the Westminster City Council approved Apple's plans (revised drawings, pdf). In July and Aug. 2009 Apple designer Gensler submitted additional design documents that revised the original plans. Ground floor, mezzanine and partial first-floor totals about 24,603 s.f., with 16,372 public space, making it the largest and most expensive store. Has spiral glass staircase and a Business Briefing Center (fifth store). Grand opening August 7, 2010. [panoramic photo] [original storefront] [general area] [aerial photo] [interior courtyard / mezzanine] [interior photos]
[historical impact assessment, pdf]
[sub-committee report, pdf]
[permit decisions #1 / #2]
[Aug. '09 docs #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6 / #7 / #8] [Feb. 14 photos #1 / #2] [Apr '10 photos] [July 3 photo] [opening photos #1 / #2]
- Castle Towers - Sydney suburb (Australia) -
Located in the affluent suburb of Castle Hill, 18 miles northwest of existing Sydney store, with 310 shops on three levels over 1.1 million s.f. Job listings appeared Feb. 7, 2010. Grand opening August 19, 2010 at 5 p.m.
[upper level store location]
- CAP3000 - Nice (France) - This city is the center of the Côte d'Azur/French Riviera in southern France, with 347,000 and millions of tourists. The two-level mall is distant from downtown, along the water next to the city's busy airport with 140 shops. Job listings posted Feb. 10, 2010. Grand opening Aug. 28, 2010.
- Ross Park Mall -
Pittsburgh (PA) - A 1.2 million s.f. Simon-operated, super-regional mall north of downtown that was expanded in 2008. Mall has 150 shops on two levels. The store would be about 9 miles north of the existing Shadyside store. Job listings posted Jan. 10, 2010. Grand opening on Aug. 28, 2010. [fact sheet -pdf] [Aug. 21 photo]
- La Maquinista - Barcelona (Spain) - In Feb. 2010 job listings appeared without warning for a store at an unknown location. However, tipsters pointed to the La Maquinista mall about 4 miles northeast of city center. The mall was built in 2000 and features 230 shops over 658,000 s.f., in an open-air format.
Apple logo appeared on construction barricade in mid-August 2010. Grand opening Sept. 4, 2010. [mall info - pdf] [area description] [mall panorama / plan]
[June 25 photo]
[Aug. 18 photo]
- El Paseo Village - Palm Desert (CA) - In early July, 2008 a tipster pointed to the Web site of a mall developer, which said Apple would occupy inside this add-on to the existing mall, Gardens on El Paseo. The city is in the resort area east of LA, and near Palm Springs. This new street-level shopping area will have 70,000 s.f. operated by Davis Street Land Company. Construction on the mall began in fall, 2008, and the city issued permits for the Apple logo on April 13, 2010. Job listings posted April 8, 2010. Grand opening Sept. 4, 2010.
[aerial photo, pdf] [leasing brochure, pdf] [Aug. 15 photo] [Aug. 19th photos #1 / #2] [Aug 27 photo]
- Madrid Xanadú (Spain) -
In Feb. 2010 job listings appeared without warning for a store at an unknown location within the mall. However, tipsters pointed to the
enormous Xanadu Shopping Mall &
Skiing Center, about 15 miles southwest of city center. The mall has 250 shops, a multi-screen cinema, and 30 restaurants in 1 million s.f., set on a 225-acre development. Yes, it has a huge indoor snow recreation area for skiing and snowboarding. The store is to the right of the Nike store. Black barricade appeared at end of June, Apple logo appeared mid-August. Grand opening Sept. 11, 2010.
[mall plan] [mid-June photo]
- Upper Canada Mall - Newmarket (Ont., Canada) - A two-level mall of 968,000 s.f. and 230 shops operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge about 35 miles north of Toronto. Job listings posted March 10th for an early Oct. 2010 grand opening. Current manager of the Yorkdale reportedly moving to manage this location.
Grand opening Sept. 11, 2010. [photos]
- Boise Town Square - Boise (ID) -
In the middle of a huge Pacific northwest blackout zone, this General Growth mall is southwest of downtown along I-184, and serves a metro population of 600,000. The mall has 185 shops in 1.1 million s.f. are was renovated in 2000. Job listings posted Feb. 15, 2010. As of Aug. 22nd the interior is finished and tables are installed. Grand opening Sept. 11, 2010. [Aug. 22nd photo] [interior view] [opening photos]
- Richmond Centre - Richmond (BC, Canada) - Billed as "minutes away" from Vancouver's airport, this jointly operated Cadillac-Fairview & Ivanhoe Cambridge mall has 240 shops on a single level. Grand opening Sept. 11, 2010.
[leasing info, pdf]
[store location, pdf]
- Le Gru (Italy) - A city of 865,000 in the far northwest of the country, surrounded by the Alps, and former host for the Olympic Winter Games. The mall—reportedly the largest in Italy—has 180 shops in 925,000 s.f. Job listings posted March 27, 2010. Trivia: Apple originally listed the store name as "Grugliasco, Le Gru," for the city of location and mall name. However, three days after the grand opening the store's listing was changed to "Torino Le Gru." The postal city was also changed from Grugliasco to Torino. Grand opening Sept. 18, 2010. [space photos & video] [opening coverage #1 / #2 / video]
- Xidan Joy City - Beijing (China) -
A 13-story modern glass shopping center just northwest of the Forbidden City. Besides a wide range of international retailers, the complex includes apartments and a hotel on upper floors. Apple's 2-level space faces the street, and has a spiral glass staircase at the rear, which also connects to the inside of the shopping mall on the upper level. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010.
[opening story / photos #1]/ #2]
- Hong Kong Plaza - Shanghai (China) - During the July 2008 Sanlitun (Beijing) grand opening, Ron Johnson mentioned Shanghai city would have a store, and at the Louvre opening said two stores would open there. In Feb. 2010 COO Tim Cook confirmed that a store would open during summer 2010 (Pudong). In early 2010 tipsters pointed to Huang Huai Road in west Shanghai for the #2 store, possible at Hong Kong Plaza.
In August 2010 a tipster confirmed the Hong Kong Plaza location with a photo of a construction barricade at a corner space. Has a spiral glass staircase at the front to the mezzanine level. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010. Read more. [Aug. photo]
[opening photos #1 / #2]
- Oriocenter (Italy) -
In the north of the country and about 25 miles from the existing Carosello (Milano) store, this mall is billed as the country's largest, with 200 shops in 968,000 s.f. It's located right across from the city's airport and has just completed an expansion. Serves a population of 120,000 Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010/
- Centro - Oberhausen (Germany) -
Billed as Europe's largest shopping and leisure center (but only about 750,000 s.f. of retail), including an aqua park, cinema, model trains and more in the northwest region of the country. It was built on the site of a former steel mill on 247 acres, with 200 shops. It draws 20 million visitors a year, including to a huge former gas storage tank with a glass elevator. Store has large central columns covered with stainless steel, and one has embedded video screen. Job listings posted Feb. 15, 2010. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010. [mall plan-pdf]
[April '09 news report]
[pre-open photos] [opening coverage / photos #1 / #2/ #3]
- Vélizy 2 - Suburban Paris (France) - Rumors of a Versailles-area store began with a tipster's report to MacGeneration in Dec. 2009. On Feb. 5, 2010 a job listing appeared for this 1972-era mall with 170 shops, multi-screen cinema and parking structure in Vélizy-Villacoublay, a surburb southwest of Paris. The 1 million s.f. mall was remodeled in 2007 to a more contemporary design. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010. [mall plan] [remodel info-pdf] [France retail info 2009-pdf
- MetroCentre - Newcastle (UK) -
An enormous 1.8 million s.f. mall with 330 shops drawing from a large customer region. In late June black barricade appeared in front of lower level space #252, former FCUK store. Job listings posted June 21, 2010. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010. [store location] [mall brochure - pdf]
- River Park Square - Spokane (WA) -
An independent, three-level mall in city center, facing the city's main park and the Spokane River. The mall has been the subject of numerous lawsuits involving the city and other parties, centered on federally-back loans from the city to the developer. Otherwise, the 1970-era mall has been remodeled several times, becoming the centerpiece for the downtown's revitilization, drawing from a 1.2 million trade area, including Canada. There are 60 shops in 400,000 s.f, including a multi-screen cinema and large Nordstrom. The mall is adjacent to the city's convention center and arena. The store is actually a street-facing store on the former (1959) site of the Johnston family coffee shop, an city insitution. Job listings posted Feb. 18, 2010. Grand opening Sept. 25, 2010. [July pics #1 / #2 / #3] [parcel map] [Apple logo permit plans, pdf] [pre-open photo]
- Chinook Centre - Calgary (Alb., Canada) - During his Feb. 22, 2006 podcast of "Your Mac Life," Shawn King said an unnamed Apple employee officially confirmed a future store in this city of 1 million residents, and the destination for 5 million tourists a year. The mall south of downtown has 1.1 million s.f., and includes 200 stores, 4 restaurants, 19 other eateries, a bowling centre and multi-screen cinema. It was built in 1960 and renovated in 2001 for $300 million. It has the third-highest sales per-square-foot of Canada's malls, behind Yorkdale and Eaton Centre, both also Apple store locations. As of March 13, 2006 a lease had not been signed, but the mall was in talks with Apple. Lease signed in Dec. 2006 for 33'x110' space (3,651 s.f) on ground floor near the center of the mall in former Reitman's space. Job listings posted May 6, 2007. But after that, the location dropped off the radar. A load-bearing pillar within the space could not be removed as Apple requested, tipsters said, so the project was put on hold. However, in Jan. 2010 a job listing appeared for the store, indicating that was again viable, to be constructed in a two-level, 180,000 s.f. expansion area. The 5,000 s.f. store will be in ground floor space #0094, 41 feet wide, in a 180,000 s.f. mall expansion area. Grand opening Sept. 29, 2010. [mall plan]
- Charlestown Square - Australia -
October 21 - Located on the coast 100 miles north of Sydney, this city has the largest coal exporting harbor in the world. In April 2010 job listings appeared for the city, but without any specific location. Within weeks the listing listed this mall, which is undergoing a major redevelopment, with 110 new shops (280 total) covering 947,000 s.f. on three levels. Some restaurants and stores are opening starting Aug. 27th, and through the rest of 2010. The Apple store could open by late 2010. [store location] [store directory - pdf] [leasing brochure - pdf]
- Lincoln Park -Chicago (IL) - October 23 - On June 29, 2007 ChicagoBusiness Web site said Apple was in negotiations with M Development LLC for some part of an 18,400 s.f. triangular space at the intersection of Halsted, Clybourn and North Streets on the city's near north side, about 1 mile from the existing North Michigan Avenue store. The lot was a BP service station (1560 N. Halsted St.), in the midst of an area that is rapidly being developed. On Nov. 17, 2008 the city issued a permit to demolish the gas station building under the address 801 W. North Ave., and work began the same day. In early April 2009 ChicagoBusiness said Apple had signed a long-term lease on 18,000 s.f. for $725,000 a year. They said Apple will erect a 15,000 s.f. single-level store (ground + basement) on the triangle. By Oct. 2009 much of the structural steel had been erected, revealing a rectangular building with entrances on the north and west sides. The latter leads onto a new plaza leading to the adjacent CTA subway station building, which Apple agreed to rennovate for nearly $4 million. In Dec. 2009 Apple spokesperson Amy Barney confirmed the store to RedEye, calling it the "Lincoln Park" store. By June 2010 the store appears finished, but plaza, CTA station and subway stop still under renovation. Google aerial photos show green at the north end and east sides, indicating rooftop vegetation. Grand opening in October 23, 2010. [CTA station overview] [photo collection][area report, pdf] [Lincoln Park community map, pdf 5.7 Mb] [April '09 lease] [Lincoln Park info #1 / #2 / map - pdf] [April '09 update] [Aug. site panorama]
[Oct. site pano #1 / #2 / #3] [Nov. 14th] [Dec. 28 construction photos] [Jan. 10 photos] [Jan. 17 photos w/park]
[June 25 plaza]
[Oct. barricade] [grand opening photos #1 #2 / video] [master's thesis on CTA/Apple partnership, pdf]updated
- Place Ste-Foy - Quebec (Canada) -
This 590,000 s.f. mall is southwest of city center, dates to 1958, and hosts 8 million visitors a year at 124 shops in 636,000 s.f. Operated by Ivanhoe Cambridge, the mall was expanded in 2009 to increase retail and parking space. Apple will occupy space E50 on the ground level near the middle of the mall, where a black construction barricade appeared in mid-February 2010. Grand opening Nov. 13, 2010.
[opening photos / video]
- University Park Mall - Mishawaka (IN) - Located in a South Bend suburb along I-90, the Simon-owned mall has 123 shops in 923,000 s.f. on one level. Construction underway as of Aug. 2010 in space 446. Building permit puts project cost at $1.68 million. Grand opening Nov. 13, 2010. [mall plan]
- Summit Mall - Akron (OH) -
A Simon-operated, regional mall with 120 shops northwest of Akron with 771,000 s.f. Located in an 6,211 s.f. space in the single-level mall, possibly between Limited Too and Coach. Job listings posted June 22nd. Grand opening Nov. 13, 2010. [lease plan-pdf]