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More Retail Store Openings Scheduled for El Paso, Texas and Bologna, Italy

Just yesterday, we noted that Apple was planning two retail store openings for this week, with the Stratford City store in London opening today and the Jungfernstieg store in Hamburg, Germany following suit on Saturday. Apple has now announced two additional store openings for this Saturday, continuing its third quarter retail push to bring dozens of new stores online ahead of the holiday shopping period.


Cielo Vista Mall retail store in El Paso, Texas (Source: Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times)

- Cielo Vista Mall (El Paso, Texas): Apple's first Texas store west of San Antonio, the Cielo Vista Mall location will fill a significant hole in Apple's retail store coverage. The nearest existing store is over 250 miles north in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The nearest store to the west lies over 300 miles away in Tucson, Arizona, while the San Antonio stores are over 500 miles to the east.


Via Rizzoli retail store in Bologna, Italy (Thanks, Dimitris!)

- Via Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy): Apple's eighth Italian store is the company's first in Bologna and is located about 60 miles from the Florence store that opened just over a month ago. The standalone store is the company's first in Italy to not be located inside a shopping mall.



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104 months ago
I highly suggest the MR team take another look at whether or not new Apple Retail Stores are actually newsworthy. We get it. They're all over the place.
Rating: 5 Votes
104 months ago
I very rarely respond but the posts about new locations opening are getting a bit absurd. This is Page 2 news. This is like getting junk mail on my MacRumors home page. :D
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago
$%§#£!!! Bring one to Belgium!
Rating: 2 Votes
104 months ago

I highly suggest the MR team take another look at whether or not new Apple Retail Stores are actually newsworthy. We get it. They're all over the place.


At least not as front page news anyhow...
Rating: 2 Votes
104 months ago

As someone who lives near El Paso, I was called for the Apple store in El Paso and then interviewed for the job. They offered me a measly $12/hr full-time (I know some people would love that pay I'm sure), but with my experience and degree, it was a joke. But hey, they are retail. I just think they should pay their technicians a little better considering they are the richest company around. (I should note that I would've had to travel 35-45 min. or about 50 miles one way each day).


To work in Apple store is like work in McDonalds but no free food. What is degree needed for? They have template instructions for all tasks.

Apple should hire mostly high school kids since they are more polite and less bitter and able to work harder for less. Is good business idea.
Rating: 1 Votes
104 months ago
I call Bologna on this.
Rating: 1 Votes
104 months ago
MacStoreRumors.com?

New store announcements don't seem worthy of so much attention from MacRumors.
Rating: 1 Votes
104 months ago

are you drunk or something?:mad::confused:

How misinformed you are my dear god...

we steal money?

so...Greeks...Italians... Spaniards all steal money from EU
the same EU thats SELLS submarines to Portugal to make war against the fish...:roll eyes:

The same EU who has no purpose of existence...
and Greeks commit violence where?
In your dreams?


I agree we do not need an apple store in Greece specially now,but saying all those things indicates how ignorant the citizens are about the problems...

now go and call Goldman Sachs if your advanced country can stay advanced...;)

pure missinformation...


Violence when austerity even talked about, people did die before. Amazing. Last was on 10 September. Arrests. Chaos. Where do you live?

I mean no insult. It is pretty country yes. But Apple will not invest in store where there is violence and no much respect of others personal properties or money. Is too much risk for great company as is Apple. Apple is best to invest in China than silly Greece. As you can see from recent openings. Tim Cook knows.

:apple:

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I didn't say there weren't enough PEOPLE, I said not enough MONEY. El Paso is ranked #849 in per capita income amongst Texas cities, with an average annual per capita income of $14388.

Not exactly Apple's best demographic.


But El Paso makes salsa. So is famous place and I think Apple is interested in having the name El Paso in the list of stores. For advertising.
Rating: 1 Votes
104 months ago

It's the 19th largest in the US, 650,000, 800K in the metro area. I'm sure they get some business from Juarez, too, which is much larger.


How are you basing that information on? El Paso has a decent strong economy. Do you know how many Mexicans come over and shop over here? We also have Ft. Bliss which constantly brining in soldiers who have money to spend. Not to mention two state universities (UTEP & NMSU) and a Medical School.


I didn't say there weren't enough PEOPLE, I said not enough MONEY. El Paso is ranked #849 in per capita income amongst Texas cities, with an average annual per capita income of $14388.

Not exactly Apple's best demographic.
Rating: 1 Votes
104 months ago
Why does London need yet another Apple store. Plenty of other places in the UK would love one.
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