The Fashion Show Apple Store, one of Apple's earlier stores opened in 2002, is set to undergo a major expansion that will nearly triple the store's square footage, reports ifoAppleStore, taking it from 3,900 square feet to over 10,000 square feet.

As ifoAppleStore notes, the store sits in front of the Fashion Show mall's key feature: a lighted stage where fashion shows are held every weekend. The expanded store, which will also boast a storefront almost four times as big as the current store, will be more ready to accommodate the mall's 13 million annual visitors at the busiest part of the mall.

fashion_show_move_2013Image via ifoAppleStore

In the photo above the size of the expansion is visually apparent, with the red showing the original store and the purple indicating the expansion space. The yellow indicates the temporary store Apple will open until the expansion's construction is completed in September.

In recent years, Apple has been focusing on building new Apple Stores across the world while also expanding existing stores to increase square footage and accommodate increased foot traffic. In May, Apple revealed that it is seeing an average of 250,000 visitors per store per quarter, up from 170,000 in 2010.

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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
108 months ago
They do what they have to do, I guess, but I find some of these newer Super-Stores in the 10,000 sqft and upwards range to be very cold and impersonal. I'm sure they're a model of efficiency but to me, the old stores were more inviting.

I feel the exact opposite - I vastly prefer the customer service at the bigger stores. I suspect the employees are the best of the best at them since they're exposed to the most potential customers (you wouldn't want your store with the most potential customers to have the worst staff.)
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Laird Knox Avatar
108 months ago
They do what they have to do, I guess, but I find some of these newer Super-Stores in the 10,000 sqft and upwards range to be very cold and impersonal. I'm sure they're a model of efficiency but to me, the old stores were more inviting. Of course, unless I have to, I avoid going there on weekends, like the plague.

The three Vegas stores are packed shoulder to shoulder at all times of the day. They can use the extra space.
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macs4nw Avatar
108 months ago
They do what they have to do, I guess, but I find some of these newer Super-Stores in the 10,000 sqft and upwards range to be very cold and impersonal. I'm sure they're a model of efficiency but to me, the old stores were more inviting. Of course, unless I have to, I avoid going there on weekends, like the plague.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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