It’s no secret to those in the retail industry that Apple has long been looking for an ideal location to open up a Vancouver flagship store. Since HMV’s demise on Robson on Burrard those rumours have picked up steam. However, that is not where the Apple flagship store will be located, according to Business in Vancouver, the long rumoured Apple flagship will be opening up shop somewhere between Burrard and Thurlow (On the Aldo side of the street). If true, this also debunks the rumoured Robson and Granville location. Both superior locations in my mind.
Here is an excerpt from Business in Vancouver:
A source close to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) has told Business in Vancouver that the computer company is slated to take space on Robson Street halfway between Burrard and Thurlow streets.
The location would be slightly west of the future Forever 21 location, which is under construction and named Robson Galleria.
If the source is true, this would mean the store would take over the space in Robson Galleria, a one level retail unit. Not sure if this is flagship material. However, this is Apple, they’ve done their due diligence and selected an appropriate location. Only time will tell how this plays out.