New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Five Apple Stores to Reopen This Saturday With Modernized Designs

Apple has announced that five of its retail stores across the United States and Australia will reopen this Saturday, September 29. Four of the stores have moved to new locations, while one has been renovated.

Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square via The Arizona Republic/Storeteller
  • Apple Lehigh Valley: An expanded Apple Store is opening in the outdoor section of Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, near Allentown, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Apple Deer Park: An expanded Apple Store is opening in the outdoor Deer Park Town Center shopping complex in Deer Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square: A new Apple Store opens at the Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping mall in Scottsdale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. local time. Apple's nearby store at Biltmore Fashion Park will be permanently closed after Friday.
  • Apple Green Hills: Apple has renovated its store at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee. The store reopens in its existing location on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Apple Robina: A new Apple Store is opening in the Robina Town Centre shopping mall in Robina, Australia, roughly 50 miles south of Brisbane along the Gold Coast, on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. local time. Apple's existing location in the mall will be permanently closed after Friday.
Apple has been modernizing its chain of over 500 retail stores since 2015, as part of an initiative led by Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts and design chief Jony Ive. The remodeled stores often gain additional square footage, which many locations desperately need due to ever-increasing customer traffic.

Apple's latest retail design typically includes large glass doors, large video screens for product marketing and in-store events, and wall-mounted sequoia wood shelves called Avenues for smaller products and accessories.

These reopenings will occur eight days after the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4.

Related Roundup: Apple Stores


Top Rated Comments

(View all)

3 weeks ago
So funny how they update the stores, but the entire computer line up is not updated... better said outdated...
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago
As Robina, Australia is my local store, I guess I know where I'll be going on Saturday!

It's a long overdue change, as the existing store is far too small.
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago

Interestingly, the Alderwood Mall ('https://www.apple.com/retail/alderwoodmall/') store in WA is closed since late February. I wonder how long it will take for renovation.

I was told that store will be opened in November ... like before Thanksgiving.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago

The Lehigh Valley store was just doubled in size, but it's not really a re-opening since I was just at it on Monday and the original part looked the same. It'll be interesting to see how it is.


I know it's adjacent to the existing one - do you know if they will continue to occupy the existing space or if they'll close/vacate the space they are currently in? If they're keeping the current space and knocking out the wall or something, it would be more like a tripling of space.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago
The Lehigh Valley store was just doubled in size, but it's not really a re-opening since I was just at it on Monday and the original part looked the same. It'll be interesting to see how it is.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago

Seriously, how about opening a single store in Ireland! Modern, retro...........your call.


They really should. Nicest people I’ve ever met were in the Dublin airport. I am just down the road from Apple HQ. I’ll go tell them they should do it.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago

This is Apple Store Robina’s new look on the Gold Coast, Australia.


Any more? I can’t get down there today :( and hello gold coaster!
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago

Green Hills in Nashville is the closest Apple Store to me (About 1.5 hours) I hope they made the space larger with the renovation. That store was always so, so, crowded for its size.


It looks like it should be larger. They've taken over the store that was next door to them.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago
This is Apple Store Robina’s new look on the Gold Coast, Australia.





Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago
Seriously, how about opening a single store in Ireland! Modern, retro...........your call.
Rating: 1 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]