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First Apple Store to open in Scotland

updated 05:25 pm EST, Mon October 30, 2006

Scotland Apple Store

A listed building planning application currently under consideration by Glasgow City Council reveals the future location of Scotland's first Apple Store. Located at 147 Buchanan Street in the middle of what some say is one of the busiest and most exclusive shopping streets in the UK, Apple will open its doors in a remodeled building that currently houses a home furnishings shop. The planning application depicts the replacement of the existing mezzanine floor, as well as the installation of a new elevator. Apple is also planning to install a new stone floor at the ground level, with stainless steel panels making up the rear wall and ceiling. A glass spiral staircase to the left of the main entrance will connect the ground and mezzanine levels, where an Apple "Genius" bar will service customers with questions who make appointments to speak with Apple employees. The plans do not indicate the presence of a theater, however, and the cost of alterations to the current building is estimated at 1,168,000.

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  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I dunno if Glasgow is similar to Edinburgh - where they'd be able to remodel the inside, but would have to retain the outside of buildings of a certain age. I'd expected their first Scots store to be on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Should be an interesting contrast.

  1. Yashin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Princes Street

    The decision for Apple to locate their only Scottish store in Glasgow should come as little surprise.

    Despite its obvious banking wealth, Edinburgh struggles to support prestige stores. Although Multrees Walk seems to be slowly establishing itself, shopping on Princes Street is a disgrace and George Street has been sold to the pub/club trade. I'd love to see an Apple Store in Edinburgh, but I won't be holding my breath.

  1. OrsanKart

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Right Move

    Well i think Apple have made the right decision by planning their build in Glasgow, and why not, after all it is the shopping capital of Scotland. Sorry Edinburgh, you know it makes sense.

  1. wrighta

    Joined: Dec 1969


    There is a store

    If you had a drive over the north bridge in edinburgh, you would of seen there is an apple store! Probably Unknown to most but...Yes there is!!,&sll=55.950254,-3.187606&sspn=0.007257,0.022874&ie=UTF8&near=Edinburgh,+Midlothian

    Have a look, google maps link above.

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