updated 11:55 am EST, Mon March 3, 2008
Baton Rouge Apple Store
Apple has officially announced the grand opening of its newest retail store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Thursday, March 6th (different store interior shown at right). A media event begins at 9:00 a.m. CST, and the store will officially open to the public at 10:00 a.m. The Apple Store in the Mall of Louisiana at 6401 Bluebonnet Boulevard offers all the standard amenities customers expect, like personal training through the company's One to One program and face-to-face support via a Genius Bar.
Apple opened its 14th UK-based retail store in Milton Keynes on Saturday, while a new store in Sydney Australia is entering the final stages of construction. That store is expected to open around the first week of April.
Apple is also planning to open four new stores in Europe, branching out with retail outlets in Monaco, Zurich, Geneva, and Ireland. Apple posted job listings for three of those stores, but refrained from specifying opening dates or exact locations. The fourth outlet will serve as Apple's first store in Northern Ireland, located on the upper floor of the new Victoria Square shopping center in Belfast. That store is scheduled to open March 6th.