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Apple prepares for new Edinburgh, Chicago retail stores

updated 12:05 pm EDT, Tue October 5, 2010

Lincoln Park store due to open this fall

Information has emerged on two future Apple Stores, including what may be the first location in Edinburgh, Scotland. Apple is reported to be in "detailed" talks with Edinburgh planning officials regarding an outlet on Princes Street, situated downtown. The Herald Scotland notes that Apple may be "as little as weeks away" from submitting final plans to the Edinburgh City Council. Several potential spots are speculated on, including one next to an Urban Outfitters, and others next to a Debenhams or an HMV.

The location could be especially prominent, as Princes is not only the city's main shopping street, but also in close proximity to major tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle. Apple currently has just two other stores in Scotland, found in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Back in the US city of Chicago, meanwhile, the long in development Lincoln Park store appears to be on the verge of opening. Apple recently erected a white construction facade, which on one side reads "A vibrant opening. Fall 2010." On another side, the store's name is spelled out using mock leaves. Doors could allegedly open as soon as mid-October.

The shop is based at the corner of North Clybourn Avenue and North Halsted Street, and most similar in design to the Scottsdale Quarter Apple Store in Arizona. Glass exteriors are used at both the front and the back of the building, creating the illusion of an open space. The opening was reportedly delayed because of some warped steel panels, and the need to renovate a nearby plaza and transit station.




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    Photos?

    I want photos of the plaza & station!!!

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