updated 11:50 am EDT, Fri July 2, 2010
Company seeking more floor space
Apple is reportedly planning to relocate one of its UK stores to a different location in the Manchester area. The move is said to be motivated by heavy foot traffic that has exceeded the intended capacity of current buildings.
Real estate sources claim Apple had been in talks with leasing agents to establish a presence in a larger spot at the Trafford Centre or Manchester Arndale shopping centers, both home to existing Apple Stores, however the company failed to find an open spot that fits their needs, according to an ifoAppleStore report.
The most likely candidate is said to be a 26,000 square-foot segment on New Cathedral Street in the center of Manchester, in a building that will soon be vacated by a furniture company. The space reportedly features an all-glass storefront.
The sources suggest that Apple has yet to sign a lease to finalize the move.