Microsoft Confirms Store Openings In Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, New York, and Kansas

Microsoft, moving forward with its plans of nationwide retail domination, is building a store in the Florida Mall at Orlando, FL, according to an image of the “coming soon” placeholder wall sent to WPCentral by a local resident, and the Microsoft Store locations website. This comes on the heels of the company announcing its plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Boston at the Shops at Prudential Center.

In typical Microsoft Store fashion, the Orlando store is being opened right next to an Apple store. Not across from it, or a few doors down from it, nope. They’re pretty much next-door neighbors, according to an image of the mall map.

The Orlando store isn’t the only one on the way, though. Recently, Microsoft has officially acknowledged most of the stores that were found on an “unofficial” list of planned Microsoft Store openings compiled by WPCentral based on job openings found on the Microsoft Store Careers website. This list is looking pretty credible now though, as quite a few stores on the list have been officially acknowledged by Microsoft over the past week or two. Here’s the full lineup of cities, with the ones that are officially confirmed highlighted:

  • White Plains, NY
  • Huntington Station, NY
  • Newark, DE
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Salem, NH
  • Orlando, FL
  • Arlington, VA
  • Bridgewater, NJ (Bridgewater Commons)
  • Freehold, NJ (Raceway Mall)
  • Danbury, CT (Danbury Fair Mall)
Last year, the company did announce plans to open 75 brick-and-mortar stores within the next two to three years, so we’ll likely see more and more stores opening up throughout that timeframe. With their officially announced upcoming stores factored in, they have a total of 24 stores open or almost open, making them about one-third of the way to their goal.

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