Pictures of the rumoured new belfast apple store

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  1. jarodharris macrumors newbie

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    A while back there were rumours that Apple was planning to open a store in the recently built Victoria Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I was in it today and a suspiciously "applelike" grey concealing wall has been placed on the front of the unit which was rumoured to be earmarked for Apple Store Belfast. Hopefully that means that I won't have long to wait.
     

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    lucky.

    here in the states in Greensboro, NC we have been waiting. and waiting...and waiting for them to set up the store. ( building is built):( They said March, then said early summer, then said mid summer... Now they say they are not sure.
     
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    I really hope it turns out to be an Apple store :p Might actually give me a reason to visit that hugely disappointing Victoria Square...
     
  4. jarodharris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ooops..... Yes I meant Victoria Square and not Victoria Centre. Sorry. J
     
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    Woo-hoo, BellShaft has moved on since I was there in the late 80s.
     
  6. NATO macrumors 68000

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    You wouldn't recognise the place...
     
  7. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    I have been back a few times for a week or so through the 90s and the first thing that struck me was the ability to take the bus from the airport to the bus depot opposite the Crown - THROUGH the city centre and the barriers!!

    I was gobsmacked - but that was about '93 or so , I suppose people are blase about that now, but at the time I was shocked!

     
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    IA Victoria Square has been a huge disappointment:(
     
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    anymore rumblings on an opening date for this Apple store ??
     
  12. jarodharris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was speaking to a person in the iphone queue last week, who went for an interview for a position in the new store. They were advised at interview stage that the store was due to open either towards the end of August or at latest the beginning of September. So we shouldn't have too long to wait now.

    J
     
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    perhaps it's grey because this is where the streets have no name?
     
  14. Jette Nevers macrumors newbie

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    Apple store in Belfast: CONFIRMED

    Hi was in Victoria Square today and had a closer investigate of the new mac store and this is what I found.

    So yes there is gonna be a mac store, sorry about clarity of picture!

    Thanks!
     

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    Awesome cant wait. Its about time there was a store in Northern Ireland!
     
  16. PM Smith macrumors newbie

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    I had a look through a gap in the hoardings yesterday and could clearly see the Apple styling (their typeface was in evidence) around the walls. To my eyes it looked as if the work was nearing completion and that the opening could take place within the next week or so. I suppose they could try to tie the opening with the start of the new term at University- ie late this month. I'll try and see if I can get a photo of the unit later on today.
     
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    Where's the rather large "APPLE" symbol that was on the wall in earlier photographs? .. :confused:
     
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    It was covered by a large black box as seen on some photos on the web.

    @PM smith: Waiting for your photos, I will try to take some on saturday if I get the chance to.
     
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    There's a large projecting square above the doorway which I presume will be the place for the Apple logo, or rather it's covering the Apple logo. The gap in the doorway was too narrow for me to take any good photos, but I had a look through and (from the narrow angle of view) it looked nearly ready as far as fittings go. No stock in evidence however. I still think things will be up and running in a week or so.
     

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    Opening This Saturday

    Look at the link above and the apple store is opening this sat at 9.00am free apple t-shirts to 1st 1000 people in]
     
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    Sounds promising! Hopefully that's a sign some will be opening here South o' the border soon.
     
  23. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Damn, my Saturday is getting complicated... Ice Hockey or Apple Store, Ice Hockey or Apple Store... hopefully by then I'll have made up my mind :p
     
  24. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so excited!

    So excited that I actually resubscribed to macrumors just to post in this thread :) I was a member way back when, with my 12in G4 Powerbook. When I sold that my account must have been deleted for inactivity, and I'm ashamed to say I've been 2.5yrs with my MBP, with no macrumors account!

    Back into the fold :) Hope to see lots of you guys there on Saturday morning; I'll be heading down around 7am hopefully, get my space in the queue and enjoy the craic!

    andy.
     
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    Nice to meet you andy, I'm andy too. :D

    Are you sure you wana see lots of people there on open day? I personally need to drive down the M1 early in th morning to make it there at 9am. I persoanlly dont want to see too many people turn up cos I want my T-shirt!!
     

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