What you need to know
- Apple is permanently closing Apple Uptown.
- The store, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been temporarily closed since March.
- Employees from the store will be offered other positions inside the company.
Reported by the Star Tribune, Apple Uptown (opens in new tab) in Minneapolis, Minnesota is permanently closing its doors. The store has already been closed since March due to the pandemic and, during that time, suffered damage due to rioting in response to the killing of George Floyd back in May.
According to the report, Apple had informed the sixty employees that worked at the store of its closure on Wednesday. While the damage from the riots did accelerate plans to close the location, Apple had been considering closing the store for some time now. In a statement, Apple says that all employees from Apple Uptown will be offered other positions within the company.
As noted by 9to5Mac, customers will still have four other Apple Stores to visit in the Minneapolis area.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
Thats too bad, I have shopped there many times, good staff. Many businesses are gone and will not return to this area. Too much burning, looting, and mayhem.
Yeah right, they've been considering shutting it down for some time now, and it has nothing to do with anything else that happened. And they're really shipping new iPhones with no chargers and headphones to save the environment. Alrighty then. /s
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