updated 09:55 am EST, Tue February 7, 2006
Apple in Irvine, CA
Apple today announced the opening of its newest retail store: the Apple Store Irvine Spectrum. The thirty-second Apple Store in California will open on Saturday, February 11th in Irvine, following the recent opening of the Apple Store in New Jersey this past weekend. As usual, the company is offering a 1000 t-shirt giveway during the grand opening as well as a Grand Opening Sweepstakes to win a Digital Lifestyle Collection valued at $2229. Meanwhile, ifoapplestore reports that that two new locations have been selected for Apple retail stores, incuding a third store in Canada in the Montreal suburb of Laval and another US store in Knoxville, Tennesee. "A new store will occupy the huge Le Carrefour Laval mall in the mostly-residential, French-speaking district northwest of downtown Montreal. The city has been without a major walk-in retail showroom of Apple gear since B.mac closed in Oct. 2004....the West Town Center on Knoxville’s southwest side will host a new Apple store."