updated 11:45 pm EDT, Mon September 8, 2008
Fifth Ohio Apple store
While still shy of its anticipated 242 retail locations, Apple will open a fifth Ohio store on Saturday, while Melbourne will see the third Australian store. In Ohio, the Crocker Park location will open its doors at 10am, bringing a nearly two year long construction to an end, according to ifoAppleStore. Little was known about the location until it recently was adorned with typical Apple Store architecture. For months at a time, the former construction site saw little to no activity.
Also opening Saturday will be the Chadstone store in Melbourne, Australia. It is the third store to open in the country, and allegedly leaves Apple with plenty of options for other cities, such as Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide, with some in the industry saying locations in the central Melbourne business district are likely.
A store in Portland, Maine is also said to be opening this Saturday at 9:30 in the Maine Mall.