Apple Store - Blackpool, Lancashire, UK?

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  1. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

    TheBritishBloke

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    I heard there were plans for a load of new European Apple Stores in 2010. Does anybody know if this includes one in Blackpool? Or even close to Blackpool? Closest Apple Store, or even AASP is Manchester... which SUCKS to get there (1hr drive. Ugh).

    Thanks!
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Nope.

    No store in Blackpool. I've visited Blackpool a few times for conferences, and no I cannot see Apple putting a store there. Blackpool is mainly a tourist / conference town.

    (I grew up in a tourist town myself so I know what it's like)

    Apple will consider Blackpool to be within the catchment area of Manchester. A 1 hour drive is perfectly reasonable to them.
     
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  4. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

    TheBritishBloke

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    I know what you mean. I live just outside of Blackpool (Lytham St.Annes) which is a 'posh' town. And I know Blackpool is seriously rough. I just thought it would be a good place for them to target new customers. It's a tourist town, which means people will be entised to go into the store :p The new Hounds Hill shopping centre just opened (It's been fully refurbished inside and out) They're spending £6m on Blackpool Tower, the council has really understood that it needs a cleanup. And an AppleStore in the HoundsHill I thought could be a possibility. The only chance I really get to go to an Apple Store is when I go to my home in Munich,Germany... because I'm 5mins away from one of the two Apple stores in the country =o)

    Just thought it could be a possibility, as there's not even anything up north closer, so it could be a prime location for a new store, as it will give access to more people in the north too. They need to stop building stores in the US (you guys have got enough xP) and build some more in europe... preferably here xD.

    Liverpool is further away than Manchester, as Blackpool coast sticks out into the sea, you've gotta come back in on yourself. I measured out the route (GoogleMaps ftw) and it's roughly 20miles further away than the store in Trafford Centre.

    Really does suck for us some times.. ugh.
     
  5. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I work in Blackpool daily and would LOVE a store to be opened there!

    BUT, there is no where I can see it happening. There just isn't the population to justify huge profits for an Apple store.

    Although I hate travelling the hour or so to Manchester Trafford Centre!

    AnDy
     

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