Saturday, November 04, 2006

AppleStore Comes to Glasgow

Glasgow is finally getting its own AppleStore! The company have filed a planning application to renovate 147 Buchanan Street, which housed The Pier furnishings store.

The building itself is 165 years old and sited on a particularly busy corner of the town so it should be an ideal location. Apple’s proposal includes removing the existing mezzanine level, constructing a second floor, installing an elevator and spiral-glass staircase, and renovating the existing basement. The 7,800 square-foto store would include a Genius/iPod bar but no theatre. Exterior work will necessarily be limited to restoration, since the building is protected by a Category A listing. Apple says the work will cost just over £1.1 million, could begin in Feb. 2007 and be completed by July 2007.

See ifoAppleStore for the full story.

Im wondering how Scotsys, Scotland's largest Apple reseller, will welcome the news of this store opening. They've just spent a fair deal on refurbishing their Great Western Road store, which is due to re-open today on the 4th of November as Scotland's first Apple Premium Reseller Store.

1 comment:

Allan Ogg said...

The Apple Store, Buchanan Street, opens its doors at 9:00 a.m., August 25.

This Saturday, you can enter their Grand Opening sweepstakes to win a Mac and loads of accessories to go with it. And if you're one of the first 1500 visitors, you'll get a free Apple T-shirt.