Apple MacArthur Center in Virginia closes its doors for good on Friday, May 14

Apple Macarthur Center
Apple Macarthur Center (Image credit: RickyDive / FourSquare)

What you need to know

  • Apple will close its MacArthur Center store on May 14.
  • No new store will take its place.

Apple is closing its MacArthur Center store for good on May 14, the company has confirmed. The store, which was first listed for closure earlier this year, didn't have an end date until now. The store, located in Norfolk, Virginia, won't have a replacement with customers instead directed to existing local stores instead.

First spotted by 9to5Mac, the store's closure was confirmed on its webpage with Apple telling customers to head over to apple.com/retail to find their nearest store.

Apple Macarthur Center Closure Notice

Apple Macarthur Center Closure Notice (Image credit: Apple)

"Thank you for over 14 great years. The last day we will be open is May 14. Please visit apple.com/retail to find the nearest store."

That nearest store is Apple Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach. Locals should head over there to buy their new iPhone 12 or buy online instead.

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