Apple Permanently Closes North Carolina Store After Multiple Shooting Incidents

Apple is closing its Northlake Mall location in Charlotte, North Carolina, after multiple shootings in the area, according to a report from Bloomberg. Employees were informed that the location would be shutting down immediately, even though it was open on Wednesday morning.

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Apple's website for Northlake Mall store now says that the store will be permanently closing on Wednesday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m, with a new location in the Charlotte area planned for next year. In the meantime, Charlotte customers can visit the Apple SouthPark location.

Bloomberg says that three recent shootings in the mall "contributed" to Apple's decision to close immediately, and the move is unusual. As of Tuesday, employees were not aware the store would be closing, nor did the website mention the upcoming closure.

The relocation of the Charlotte store was already in the works and had been planned before the shutdown. Employees are being transferred to the SouthPark store or will work for the online store.

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dvanwinkle Avatar
16 months ago
Ready to serve you in South Park!

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GMShadow Avatar
16 months ago

America Thee Beautiful ❤️?

It's amazing how things look when you manipulate photos. Here's how it actually looks.

It also just exists as a waypoint between places.,_Pennsylvania
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XXPP Avatar
16 months ago
This is only the beginning. Ultimately, all shops and shopping centers will disappear.
Everyone knows what the reason is.
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GMShadow Avatar
16 months ago

Why does this keep happening? The closing of stores in areas with high crime, I mean.
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16 months ago
Thots and prayers... :confused:
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sorgo † Avatar
16 months ago

I wonder where the new store will be? I hope it's in the same general location. The Northlake area has tons of shopping (the mall, Best Buy, Lowes, Target, plenty of restaurants) and it's all conveniently located near two interstates.
America Thee Beautiful ❤️?

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