Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday

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Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed.

The grand opening of Apple's first-ever store in the borough of Queens was announced by the company this week. The doors will officially open at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Queens Center shopping center draws heavy foot traffic, and it's expected that Apple's new store — set to be located on the mall's second floor — will be a popular shopping destination.

"We are really excited to bring our eighth store in NYC to Queens," Jason Barlia, market director at Apple Retail, said in a statement to the New York Daily News. "When we saw this location it made a lot of sense."

The company revealed that it will have 130 staff members at the new spot, and that they will speak a total of 25 languages, including English. Two-thirds of staffers will be bilingual.

Unlike Apple's other, more elaborate New York City locations, the Queens Center store will be relatively standard mall fare, in line with the company's other shopping center stores around the world.

The opening comes on the heels of last month's grand opening of Apple's new Upper East Side location in the city. The Queens Center store will be Apple's eighth in New York City, joining the aforementioned Upper East Side spot, locations in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue, at Grand Central, in SoHo, on the Upper West Side, and in the borough of Staten Island.