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Apple planning fourth retail store in Portland area?

updated 10:30 am EDT, Mon October 10, 2005

Apple retail in Portland

Apple may be preparing to open a in Tigard.




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  1. sylved

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hey Apple, O Canada

    Vancouver BC? Calgary, Alberta?, Edmonton, Alberta? Winnipeg, Manitoba? London, Ontario?, Ottawa, Ontario?, Montreal, Québec?, Québec City?, Moncton, NB? Halifax? Another Toronto store? Hey Apple!

  1. continuo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Portland

    What about Portland, Maine???

  1. bluejam

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    That makes eleven

    We also have seven other Mac only retail stores in the Portland area!

  1. iBook2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    and much needed!

    The Portland area is a HUGE huge market for Apple... Do you guys know how many designers live here??? Every store I go here is always packed with people! Portland is becoming the next San Francisco quick!

  1. mGee

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I second Portland, MAINE

    Come on Apple...wake the h*** up... there's nothing in the whole state of Maine. We'd like a store here.

  1. ValkRaider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Corrections and Screams.

    The "Bridgeport Villaige" is actually the 2nd one in Portland. The order was like this:

    1. Washington Square 2. Bridgeport Villaige 3. Pioneer Place

    Which in my opinion was reverse practicality - should have started with Pioneer Place, and not even bothered with the Washington Square.

    My complaints - and I am really glad they opened stores, don't get me wrong - is thet the Bridgeport and Washington Square are too close to eachother, and if they DO open one on NW 23 (while a cool location) it is WAY too close to the downtown Pioneer Place.

    What, is Apple becoming Starbucks?

    I mean come on, there is not ONE Apple store in New Mexico (and almost zero independant Apple based retailers) but Portland gets 4 spaced too close together, a town which we have many good independant Apple retailers (like the Mac store, MacForce, PowerMacPac, PowerMAX, and a couple others).

    They should close the Washington Square location, and open one farther on the west side - like Streets of Tanasbourne - or somewhere like that.

    And start focusing on the places where people CAN'T GET APPLE, like New Mexico, and if the other posters are right - Maine...

    What about Eugene, Oregon? Why 4 in portland and none in Eugene?

    Hmmmm....

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Only a week?

    I knew about our local stores months in advance, especially the large one. It was in a story in the paper about a newly rebuilt mall here. Sure enough, when it opened, there was a store.

    More hype and the press falls for it.

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