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Relocated Jacksonville Apple store to open on Mar. 11, Grand Rapids outlet to double in size

A bigger, relocated Apple store in Jacksonville, Fla. will open this Saturday at 10 a.m. local time, Apple has announced. Meanwhile a shop in Grand Rapids, Mich. is also set to expand, and a completely new outlet will soon open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.




The St. Johns Town Center store in Jacksonville is being moved to 4835 River City Drive, not far from its current home at 4712. It should occupy 9,100 square feet in a space previously held by clothing retailer Forever 21.

The new location should be roughly twice the size of the original, and also offer better parking options for drivers. Apple will presumably be adopting its latest retail aesthetic, including touches like wooden shelves and/or an oversized video display at the back.

The Woodland store in Grand Rapids is also due to double in size, to 8,000 square feet, MLive said this week. The current location is extremely small by Apple standards, with just a handful of tables and relatively little space for shoppers and workers.

No firm timeline for the Woodland expansion has been established.




The new Nanjing outlet will debut in Jinmao Place towards the end of March, according to Storeteller, which also noted that the outlet will have an ornate staircase. Apple already has multiple stores in Nanjing, a city home to over 8.2 million people.