Apple's 'Nanjing East' Retail Store to Open in Shanghai This Friday

As if a grand opening for Apple's first Hong Kong store this Saturday wasn't enough, the company has also announced that it will be opening its massive new Nanjing East store in Shanghai on Friday.

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We noted last week that Apple had added its "curtain opening" promotional signage to the barrier surrounding store, suggesting that a launch was imminent.

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First revealed back in February, the store will be Apple's third in Shanghai and fifth overall in China, and will be the largest Apple retail store in the country. The Nanjing East store will span five levels: a ground floor dedicated to sales, a second floor dedicated to support and training, and three additional floors devoted to business customers and office space for Apple's Chinese operations.

Shanghai is already home to one iconic Apple store, the Pudong store with its cylindrical glass entrance leading to a below-ground store underneath a central plaza at the city's International Finance Center. Apple has cited the entry's glass panels as the largest such curved glass panels in the world and the result of key technological advancements that the company is using in other projects such as the revamp of its Fifth Avenue cube in Manhattan and its planned second corporate campus in Cupertino, California.

(Thanks Tock!)

Top Rated Comments

mikethebigo Avatar
164 months ago
Did anyone else see the image for the article and think, "FINALLY! The invite! Oh... dammit."
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na1577 Avatar
164 months ago
I don't think every new store opening necessitates a front page story.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Caliber26 Avatar
164 months ago
I hope the opening of this new store coincides with the launch of a brand new, shiny, product. One can hope, right?
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jonlesser Avatar
164 months ago
Of course it does. I think there should be a thread for each individual store.

Have all the threads you want, but Front Page? Really? Is there going to be a dramatic follow-up post on Friday when it actually opens!?

This would be a page 2 story in the old scheme.
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wkw Avatar
164 months ago
Nixon would be so proud!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winston1236 Avatar
164 months ago
who cares, wheres my ip5??
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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