updated 09:55 am EST, Fri February 3, 2012
Location one of Apple's oldest outlets
Apple will at last reopen its main Pasadena retail location on Saturday at 10AM, the company has announced. The store has been out of commission since April, when it closed for remodeling. A nearby temporary outlet has been serving the public since then.
The remodeled space has an extra 3,164 square feet, created by building a second-level space in the rear. It's expected that the public first-level space will now extend toward the back of the building, while Apple's back-of-house functions will take place on the second floor.
Pasadena represents one of the oldest Apple Stores, dating back to January 2003. In 2006, in fact, the company decided to remove black metal panels and backlit logos that flanked the main doors; initially these were a part of Apple's signature retail design. Since then, the company has tended to prefer single lit logos above entrances, and all-glass facades.