Apple Store Moving to New Location in Bellevue Square

Apple sent an email this morning about the grand reopening of its Bellevue Square store.

The is holding a grand reopening Saturday at 9:30 a.m., according to an email that customers (including me) received Tuesday morning. We later confirmed with Apple that the company is moving to another location in the mall.

There's not much more detail available right now, except that the new location is "bigger":

The redesigned Apple Store, Bellevue Square, is bigger and better than ever. It’s opening soon so you can shop, test-drive our products, ask questions, attend free workshops, and much more. 

The  opened its seventh retail store  to much fanfare, and dwarfing the current Apple Store.

Rumors have circulated since May 2011 that Apple would relocate the store to a larger location (here via Macrumor and ifoApplestore) on the second floor of the mall. 

All I know is that whenever I'm in the Apple Store, it's incredibly crowded. I've only picked up items that I've preordered because browsing has been pretty unpleasant. Tutorials on products tend to be conducted in a little space between a display countertop and a display table.

I was just at Bellevue Square yesterday, and there is a lot of activity in the large blank retail location next to Papyrus.

What would you like to see at the new Apple store? What would make your shopping experience easier? Tell us in the comments.


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