Apple is set to open not one, but two new retail stores in the U.S. this week. One is located in Sarasota, Florida, and the other is located in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The company’s 17th Florida retail outlet is scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday, Oct. 16.
As noted by MacRumors, a Thursday opening of an Apple store is unusual. But in the case of Apple’s new shop in the Sunshine State, its grand opening coincides with the grand opening of the shopping center in which it’s located, the University Town Center mall. It also opens on the same day as Apple’s special media event for the expected unveiling of new iPads and other major product announcements.
As for Apple’s new store in New Hampshire, the company’s third in the Granite State, it’s scheduled to be opened on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Mall of New Hampshire.
Both stores will officially open its doors to customers at 10 a.m. local time, with the first visitors expected to receive commemorative T-shirts.
Outside the U.S., Apple opened its new store in the Nave de Vero shopping center in Marghera, near Venice, Italy, last Saturday, Oct. 11, and will open its new store along Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday, Oct. 18.
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