Apple Oakridge Centre to Close Until 2024 Due to Redevelopment

Apple Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to close for up to four years as the mall undergoes major redevelopment, according to Retail Insider and 9to5Mac.

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The current Apple Store will be replaced entirely and moved to an all-new redesigned space. The new retail location will be a flagship store with more than 10,000 square feet of space.

The Oakridge Centre is in the early stages of a major redevelopment effort that will require most tenants to vacate over the coming months. The area is being entirely redesigned and is adding apartments for more than 6,000 residents, a large outdoor community space, nearly one million square feet of new retail space, and a food hall.

Although the Oakridge Centre has become an active construction zone, the ‌Apple Store‌ currently remains open for shopping, pickup of online orders, and Genius support. British Columbia has five other Apple Stores for customers to choose from. The closest location to the Oakridge Centre is Apple Pacific Centre, which has also been publicly approved for refurbishment and transition to flagship status.

Apple appears to be significantly expanding its presence in British Columbia. In addition to the two replacement flagship stores, last year it was reported that Apple intends to open a major new office facility in Vancouver.

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jonnysods Avatar
50 months ago
4 years! That's a long timeline for a project wow.
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gkarris Avatar
50 months ago
The apartments will be uber expensive?

I'd love to retire to Vancouver one of these days...
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TomaxXamot Avatar
50 months ago

“Need one on the North Shore and Sunshine Coast next.”
Sunshine Coast lol Don’t hold your breath! Nowhere near enough population for an Apple Store. And the North Shore? North and West Van residents just go downtown to Pacific Center. Maybe Park Royal some day. If anything I’d say Victoria or Kelowna.
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Attirex Avatar
50 months ago
Ppl, please read the article. It won't take four years to renovate the Apple Store itself, the whole mall area is being redone:

The Oakridge Centre is in the early stages of a major redevelopment effort that will require most tenants to vacate over the coming months. The area is being entirely redesigned and is adding apartments for more than 6,000 residents, a large outdoor community space, nearly one million square feet of new retail space, and a food hall.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CYB3RBYTE Avatar
50 months ago
I wonder what will happen to the staff? Hopefully they find other positions.
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Devyn89 Avatar
50 months ago
About time this city got a flagship store this is awesome!
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