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Apple opening second Glendale, CA retail store

updated 02:05 am EDT, Fri May 13, 2011

Across the street for the first-ever Apple Store

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Apple Retail stores, the company plans to open a new, larger store in Glendale California at the Americana at Brand mall -- just across the street from the Glendale Galleria mall, home of Apple's very first retail store -- which will remain open, reports say. The new store, first reported by ifoAppleStore three weeks ago, was confirmed in a speech by Americana mall owner Rick Caruso yesterday at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles.

The new store would likely occupy a 14,000 square foot location formerly occupied by a Ruehl No. 925 upscale clothing store. If so, this would put the new location exactly 600 feet, door-to-door, from the Galleria Store, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 19th. Although the Galleria store's original lease will also expire on that day, news reports in the area say the store will continue to remain open. This would make the two stores the closest-together of any in Apple's chain.

Both the Galleria store and one in Tyson's Corner, Virginia were opened on May 19th, 2001, the first of Apple's retail efforts which now numbers over 300 stores and is still following an ambitious, worldwide expansion plan. The Virginia store was technically open first due to the time-zone difference, and featured an appearance by CEO Steve Jobs, but the Galleria store has the store code R001, making it the official first store.

Apple's retail stores in total saw 71.1 million visitors last quarter, and brought in record-high revenues of $3.19 billion. [via ifoAppleStore]






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  1. charlituna

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    According to the staff

    The old store is NOT staying open once the Americana store is open. They are all transferring over to that new location which is being built because the Galleria is too small and there's no option to expand

  1. TruthBeTOLD

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    APPLE STORE #1 will NOT CLOSE

    charlituna whoever wrote this article for macnn never learned how to fact check.
    Glendale Galleria Store - APPLE #1 - will not close. Their lease is NOT expiring for many years.
    Store Staff has no knowledge of lease terms & speculation is just that.

  1. chas_m

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    Um, hello

    TruthBeTOLD -- next time you might want to actually read the article you're commenting on.

    FTA: "...news reports in the area say the store will continue to remain open." This is precisely what you claim is true.

    As for the lease terms, I don't suppose any of us actually KNOW unless we see the store's long-form birth certificate with our own eyes :) ... but in fact Apple tends to sign 10-year leases for their stores (a few special cases, 15 years), and ISTR that Apple did in fact sign a 10-year lease for both of their original stores.

    Even if that portion of the sentence isn't accurate -- Apple could have at any point in the last decade extended the original lease or signed a new one -- the point you claim they didn't "fact check" is the part that agrees with your claims. Reading comprehension, pal, it's important.

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