Last week, Apple put up its traditional black signage around its soon-to-open retail store in Lille, France. Now, the company has announced that it’s set to hold the store’s grand opening on Saturday next week, Nov. 15.
As noted by MacRumors:
The store will be located on 1 Rue Faidherbe, which also hosts a number of other luxury retailers and outlets. The store itself will contain two levels and span 1400 square meters (15000 square feet) and wrap around the city block, offering a wide amount of space for both sales and services.
Apple’s new retail outlet is scheduled to officially open at 10 a.m. local time on the aforementioned date, with the first thousand customers expected to receive commemorative shirts.
The Lille shop is Apple’s 18th retail store in France, joining outlets located in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Dijon, Le Chesnay, Lieusaint, Lyon, Marne-la-Vallee, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Puteaux – la Defense, Rosny-Sous-Bois, Saint Herblain, Strasbourg, and Velizy-Villacoublay.
During its Q4 2014 financial results conference call, Apple said that it would open 25 new stores in 2015, most of which would be located outside the U.S. Additionally, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during his recent visit to China that the company would open 25 additional retail stores within the next two years in the country, which is Apple’s largest market.