Vancouver's Oakridge Center will begin major renovations, including a significant upgrade for the on-site Apple Store, Apple Oakridge Center.
The shopping mall plans to close its doors at the end of September until 2024, as the mall undergoes a complete overhaul. When the mall reopens, it will serve as a mixed-use "city center," and be the most extensive development in the city's history.
Apple Oakridge Center will also be closing its doors during this time. According to plans shown to Retail Insider, it will be redesigned as a 10,000 square foot space located alongside luxury brand stores in the mall's "lux run."
The store is still currently open and will remain so until September. Customers can visit the store to pick up online orders and customers are still able to schedule Genius Bar appointments.
As with many locations, the coronavirus pandemic has changed how the store operates. Customers are required to wear masks, have their temperature before entering the store, and obey social distancing protocols.
Once Oakridge Center closes, customers will need to visit one of the other Apple Stores in British Columbia: Apple Metrotown, Apple Coquitlam Center, Apple Richmond Center, Apple Guildford Town Center, or Apple Pacific Center. Apple Pacific Center is the only other Apple Store located within the city of Vancouver.