“Apple plans to make a big splash this fall with its first retail store in Hong Kong, a sprawling, double-decker outlet that will serve as the latest anchor shop at the high-profile International Finance Center (IFC) Mall,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“Located in the city-state’s Central district, the IFC plaza spans 4.7 million square-feet and is home to some 200 high-end retailers and entertainment outlets, financial offices and Hong Kong’s most prestigious hotel and suite — the 55-story Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong,” Marsal reports. “According to M.I.C. gadget, Apple plans to spend more than $20 million on construction alone, in addition to another $100 million as part of a 10-year lease commitment, on the 15,000-square-foot shop that will occupy two floors in an anchor location on the mall’s far east side.”
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Marsal reports, “When it opens this September, the shop is expected to employ more than 300 employees who’ll be tasked with serving an estimate 40,000 customers each and every day — more than 4 times the volume of an average U.S. Apple store. It’s expected to arrive on the heels of a similar store scheduled to open in late August on Shanghai’s famous Nanjing Road, China’s largest yet.”
More info and photos in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Wieler” for the heads up.]