Apple is opening a second retail store in Hangzhou, China on 701 Fuchun Road in the Jianggan District, less than three months after the company opened its first Apple Store in Hangzhou at West Lake in the Shangcheng District. The new Hangzhou location at the MixC shopping mall is set to open on April 24 at 9:00 AM local time, the same day that the Apple Watch goes on sale in China. Apple will now operate 19 retail stores in China after expanding around the Chinese New Year.
Apple commemorated the opening of its first Hangzhou store in West Lake with a calligraphy video in January, with the store officially opening its doors on January 24 at 9 AM local time. Apple is committed to expanding its presence in China, an emerging and increasingly important market for the company, with retail chief Angela Ahrendts commenting on Apple's expansion into China earlier this year amid five new store openings in the world's most populous country.