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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Apple is reportedly working on expanding their international presence with new Apple Stores in a number of countries.

TheRegister.co.uk reported that Apple Australia has begun recruiting staff for a new store in Sydney's central George Street. Meanwhile Apple UK is recruiting for staff in stores in Milton Keynes Central shopping mall; Solihull; Exeter's Princesshay centre; Brighton's Church Hill Square; Reading's The Oracle site; Glasgow's Buchanan Street; and Essex's Lakeside shopping centre.

Meanwhile Appleinsider reports that Apple is planning a "double-decker flagship" store in Montreal, Canada. The new store will be located at 1321 Ste-Catherine Ouest (location photos) in Montreal's shopping district.

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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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cool. Another reason to go to montreal!
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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How many more Apple Stores does the London area need?
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We need one in Bournemouth UK, the media school, art institute and many design and media business runs on macs in the area, I think it would do well if Bournemouth had one, there is a couple Apple resellers, but an official Apple store would be better.

But the news of more Apple stores in the UK and worldwide is good!!
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:40 PM   #5
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Location: Canada, eh?
Cool, so Toronto and Montreal are covered...

Bring on Ottawa!

(And bring on iTunes TV shows and movies, while we're at it...!)
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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Wheres the Irish store then Apple? You have your factory here so why not a store?
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Cool, so Toronto and Montreal are covered...

Bring on Ottawa!
Nah, time for a west coast store first. Bring one to Vancouver or Calgary, that would be excellent...

Ottawa would be a great future location though as well. I really enjoyed it when I used to live there.
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:43 PM   #8
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I'm surprised they're going for Lakeside as well (in the UK), especially as Apple have the store in Bluewater, just on the other side of the Thames. Unless they can get a much bigger site at Lakeside and they'll close the Bluewater store.
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We need one in Cardiff, it is the capital of Wales!
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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Nah, time for a west coast store first. Bring one to Vancouver or Calgary, that would be excellent...

Ottawa would be a great future location though as well. I really enjoyed it when I used to live there.
Sorry Shard but I've got to say it, in terms of retail space, the prices in Ottawa look way more reasonable than Vancouver/Calgary!

oh, I almost forgot to say it: Way to go Montreal!
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I thought they were planning on bringing one to Calgary in Chinook shopping centre. It has the 3rd largest revenue of any mall in Canada, with the first 2 being in Toronto. Montreal makes no sense.
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Wheres the Irish store then Apple? You have your factory here so why not a store?
that is a bit strange, maybe there isn't enough irish buyers? I certainly would have thought Ireland would have had one....
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a "double decker flagship store" would look hot on Bloor in Yorkville in Toronto. Crazy rent, though.
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that is a bit strange, maybe there isn't enough irish buyers? I certainly would have thought Ireland would have had one....
Theres plenty of buyurs. Dublin city is full of Apple users and I cant understand why they dont have a store yet. Not even 1. I'd expect that in Dublin anyway but Apple must have other ideas. Boo to them
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Sorry Shard but I've got to say it, in terms of retail space, the prices in Ottawa look way more reasonable than Vancouver/Calgary!
Oh for sure, in terms of cost, you definitely don't want to be buying anything in Vancouver or Calgary right now! But it's Apple's money, not mine, so I say go for it.
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I thought they were planning on bringing one to Calgary in Chinook shopping centre. It has the 3rd largest revenue of any mall in Canada, with the first 2 being in Toronto. Montreal makes no sense.
The Montreal store wouldn't even be in a mall. And Montreal is still a bigger city than Calgary
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that is a bit strange, maybe there isn't enough irish buyers? I certainly would have thought Ireland would have had one....
Perhaps this is a similar to other manufacturers. Like in Indonesia...where people work in a Nike plant but can't afford to buy the shoes that they, themselves, manufacture. Or like the Island of Fiji. Where something like 35% of the population doesn't have access to clean drinking water yet entire villages may work at the Fiji Water bottling plant. Perhaps its a similar situation in Ireland.....

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Hmmm...apple store Hungary would be useful.
They have two 'apple' stores, but not the 'real' deal in Budapest.

Better yet, itunes availability in Hungary would be cool - the country is in the E.U. but you sure couldnt tell.

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Old Aug 16, 2007, 04:00 PM   #19
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Saint Catherine's Quest?

The store in Montreal will be on Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest (French for West Saint Catherine Street), not Quest.
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Perhaps this is a similar to other manufacturers. Like in Indonesia...where people work in a Nike plant but can't afford to buy the shoes that they, themselves, manufacture. Or like the Island of Fiji. Where something like 35% of the population doesn't have access to clean drinking water yet entire villages may work at the Fiji Water bottling plant. Perhaps its a similar situation in Ireland.....
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Apple certainly do things differently. A flagship store in Montreal?
With the totalitarian language laws in Quebec, I guess it will have to say "Pomme" on the sign, or they could just use .
I wonder how you say flagship in French?

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Apple certainly do things differently. A flagship store in Montreal?
With the totalitarian language laws in Quebec, I guess it will have to say "Pomme" on the sign, or they could just use .
I wonder how you say flagship in French?

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Yeah, it's totally totalitarian here. That's why we have no big companies at all.

Wal-Mart couldn't even figure how to translate their name. We still mostly use a barter system, it's simpler
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St Catherines St in Montreal is a perfect location for an Apple store.
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What About Western Canada?!!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Apple is planning a "double-decker flagship" store in Montreal, Canada.

Nice, but can be have a regular old mall store in Ottawa, please?
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