updated 06:25 pm EST, Wed February 6, 2008
Vancouver, Montreal stores
Apple's Vancouver store has finally been sectioned off in the Pacific Center mall, and Montreal residents can expect Canada's first two-storey retail location. IfoAppleStore reports that the new 6700 square-foot location sits on the second level of the mall, on the Granville side south of Dunsmuir. The space, formerly rented by clothing retailer Holt-Renfrew, was divided up among several shops that will be opening their doors within the next year. Apple has not provided a date at which they expect construction to be finished.
Meanwhile, the future Saint-Catherine West store in Montreal will be designed with a similar air to that of the Chestnut Street and Fifth Avenue locations, in San Francisco and New York, respectively. The design will include an interior-liet Apple logo inside of a glass casing, as well as a glass staircase. The reconstruction involves a complete interior demolition, which may be finished by the year's end.