APPLE TO OPEN NEW STORES IN EUROPE, CANADA, AUSTRALIA
- Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location.
News of yet to be announced Apple Stores, outed by online job postings and insider whispers, has been cropping up recently and Apple retail website ifoAppleStore.com now alleges that the Cupertino, Calif., company will be opening at least four new outlets in the near future, Apple Insider reports.
Through job postings on its Swedish website, the Cupertino, Calif., company revealed that it plans to open the first Scandinavian Apple Store, according to website Allt om Mac.
Although the exact location of the retail outlet has not been disclosed, it is believed that store will be built in Stockholm's city center.
The store is expected to open its doors in September.
Australia's Perth is reportedly getting a second Apple Store in fall, and according to insiders the outlet is planned for construction in the affluent suburb of South Perth which is a 10 minute drive from the region's existing store.
Based on current construction plans, the store could open by September.
Job listings on Apple's website point to openings at a new store in the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall in Vancouver. Apple's newest Vancouver outlet will also be the company's easternmost and will service customers from a number of commuter suburbs.
Judging by the posting date of the job listing, the store is likely to open in September.
New information from "tipsters" is rekindling a rumor that Apple is supposedly seeking out a second Seattle location that will complement its University Village storefront. The Broadacres Building is now seen as a prime locale for an Apple Store as Nordstrom Rack is planning on relocating, which will leave a three-story space vacant.
Sources claim that Apple's real estate team has showed in interest about leasing part or all of the 43,000 square-foot space that takes up the basement, first and second levels of the building, though a deal has yet to materialize. Broadacres is set in downtown Seattle near Pike Place Market and is approximately five miles south of the University Village Apple Store.
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- 1857 Death of Nerses the Fifth (Ashtaraketsi), Catholicos of the Armenian Church and founder of the Nersisian School.
- 1865 Birth of General Andranik Ozanyan. He was one of the leaders of the Armenian emancipation movement. He died in 1927.
- 1921 Soviet power established in Georgia.
- 1927 Birth of Karapet Chobanyan in Kartsakh (Akhalkalak District). As physist, his theoretical work on the elasticity of metals paved the way for many new developments in metallurgy.
- 1951 Third elections for the Armenian SSR's Supreme Soviet.