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Apple revives Reading store, plans new Portland space

updated 10:40 am EST, Thu January 20, 2011

Portland outlet would have daylight, more room

Apple is once again hiring for a future retail outlet in Reading, England, a report says. Job listings were originally posted nearly four years ago, but then vanished. In particular Apple is now hiring for a store at The Oracle, a shopping center by Kennet River which opened in 1999. The outlet could be one of as little as two stores opening in the UK in 2011, the other being situated in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In the United States, an Apple scouting team is said to be looking at a space at the corner of 5th Avenue and Yamhill in Portland, Oregon. The building is two stories tall, and was formerly a Saks Fifth Avenue until the chain departed last April. It could potentially replace the city's existing Apple Store, a relatively small one located in the basement of the Pioneer Place mall. The shop is described as "overworked," for instance being the only Apple Store in the downtown area. Permit and construction schedules could allow the new storefront to open by the end of the year.

by MacNN Staff





  1. bradpdx

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Portland needs a bigger Apple

    The Pioneer Place Apple Store is tiny and always jammed - this town would certainly support a much larger store with ease!

  1. Sabon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The Portland, OR store IS small and hard to find.

    It's true. The Portland, OR store is small and hard to find. And it literally is in the bottom/basement floor of the mall. If you just knew it was in the mall but didn't know where, you wouldn't be likely to find it. The fact that it is as busy as it is tells me people really want to find the Apple store.

    Note: I'm not from Portland, OR. I was just there for a fun weekend.

  1. icewing

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey Apple Scouting team

    Just make sure there is space available nearby for Microsoft to open a store.

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