What you need to know
- There are big changes afoot for Apple in Vancouver.
- Apple plans to relocate its Oakridge Centre store in Vancouver.
- Apple may have to close its current store meantime whilst the mall it resides in is rebuilt.
Apple's Oakridge Centre store in Vancouver may close temporarily whilst the mall it resides in undergoes a reconstruction.
Only a "handful of retailers" will remain open during the process. Apple already has plans to relocate to a "large new" flagship store covering more than 10,000 square feet:
Given that the timeline for the new store is unclear, it may be that September sees Apple's operations in Vancouver closed temporarily, as 9to5 notes, the closest alternative store is Apple Pacific Centre on West Georgia Street.
The new Oakridge Centre will be a 4.5 million square foot "hub or retail, residential, workspace, parks, and civic space" including a new "community centre, public library, performance facility, dance academy, daycare, culinary experiences, a park, office space, and residential towers that will house about 6,000 people in more than 2,600 homes."
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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