More Apple Stores to Expand in US; project in Vancouver is approved
Between renovations and Apple Store openings, the Cupertino giant has also planned to relocate some of its stores in the United States. In addition, for the sake of the company's Canadian plans, the Vancouver mall refurbishment project was approved and gave the green light for Apple Store expansion in the region.
Without further ado, let's go to Apple retail news!
Last February, we saw that Apple was willing to expand its store in Vancouver (Canada), however, headwinds (read: trouble) prevented construction from starting immediately, leaving plans suspended so far.
After a round of revisions, the Vancouver City Council unanimously approved the Pacific Center renovation, where Ma builds the new Apple Pacific Center, as reported by Business in Vancouver.
Among the boundaries made by the Council for the renovation are some changes to the giant green wall of the facility (which has two floors), which will soon be reduced to allow entry to the mall, adjacent to the future Apple Store, as seen in surrender updated as follows:
If plans now go ahead as expected, the new Apple Pacific Center will be the first company store in Canada to feature all the retail design news among Ma's 29 locations in the country. Apple has not released any official information about the expansion.
In California, Apple is preparing to relocate one of its San Mateo stores to a substantially larger location. Similar to Vancouver's plans, Apple Hillsdale currently occupies a space within the Hillsdale Mall, which is in the midst of a remodeling project.
Apple is expected to occupy external space for a new mall block, the prosperous North Block Center, which is still under construction. The facility will replace a former Sears department store and is expected to open later this year.
According to internal reports of the complex, Apple has been authorized to invest about $ 6 million in the space being renovated, more precisely in a building of the complex, known as Building K. A wall completely covers the facade of the building, still It is thus possible to see that the works in the building are already underway.
While the San Mateo store change is underway, Ma has confirmed that opening the new Apple Adventure on the day August 10th, according to Miami Herald. Like the aforementioned stores, the Aventura unit moves from an indoor space in the homonymous shopping center to an external pavement of the complex.
Aventura Mall is the largest shopping center in Florida and is known for its extensive collection of works of art. The mall opened a new wing in late 2017, with a sculptural tower of about 28 meters. Apple's new facility will be at the bottom of the slide and next to the entrance to the complex, as seen on the map below.
Of course, the new location will be featured with Apple's retail novelties, including a Video wall. As part of the store's opening, Apple will offer special events from the Today at Apple, including musical performances, plus music, photo and design labs.