Microsoft is set to open another store in the Southeast at Lenox Square in Atlanta.
The new Microsoft store is the eighth planned store that the software maker is currently building. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Microsoft is planning to locate the store at the center of the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta. Apple currently has a store at this location on the second level. Microsoft will be locating their store on the first level and plans to open it by April 2011.
Microsoft recently revealed it’s planning to open a store near Minneapolis on November 8 and a new store in Bellevue, 15 minutes from Microsoft’s headquarters, on November 18. Microsoft also has the two stores located in Scottsdale, Arizona and Mission Viejo, California, and a third store in Park Meadows Mall – Lone Tree, Colorado. Microsoft is also planning to open a new store in Chicago, although an opening date has not yet been set. Microsoft stores are well known for being placed nearby or across from Apple’s stores. The company is also planning a mega-sized store in the Mall of America later this year which is the biggest yet. The store will be placed directly opposite an Apple store.
The Microsoft Stores offer all of the Microsoft products found through online retailers and inside major retail chains, including keyboards and mice, Windows 7, Xbox 360 and many more products. Apple currently has 222 stores in the United States alone, and 287 total stores worldwide, including 27 in the UK and 14 in Canada.
Thanks to Paul for the news tip