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Apple to open new West Lake retail store in Hangzhou, China, on Jan. 24

Apple to open new West Lake retail store in Hangzhou, China, on Jan. 24

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January 15, 2015

Apple has just announced that it’s set to hold the grand opening of its latest retail store in China, its biggest market, later this month.

The soon-to-open outlet, called West Lake store, is located on Pinghai Road in the Shangcheng District of Hangzhou, the capital city of Zheijang province in eastern China. As noted by 9to5Mac, the store is named after a popular lake in the city.

The store is scheduled to officially open at 9 a.m. local time on Saturday, Jan. 24. As with its previous store inaugurations, Apple is expected to give away commemorative T-shirts to the first 1,000 customers to visit the new retail location.

Apple Store West Lake

Apple Store West Lake

The West Lake store is already the 14th Apple retail store in China, joining four other stores in Shanghai, four more in Beijing, and one store each in Chengdu, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, and Chongqing.

Chongqing is set to gain another Apple retail store in the coming months. And as reported last week, the upcoming store will feature Apple’s patented glass cylinder design, as used on Apple’s flagship store in Shanghai.

During his visit to China in October last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company would open 25 additional retail stores within the next two years in the country.

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