Four new Microsoft Stores to open on September 28th-29th

After opening new Microsoft Store retail locations in a rather leisurely pace for the past few years, it seems Microsoft is going to make an effort to open up many more stories at an accelerated pace.

The official Microsoft Store Facebook page has announced today that it will open four new locations in the US in September. Furthermore, the stores will open in the space of just two days. Two of the stores will launch in Huntington Station and White Plains, New York on Friday, September 28th. The other two stores will go online in Salem, New Hampshire and Newark, Delaware on the next day, Saturday, September 29th.

Microsoft opened its last retail store in Boston just a week ago, which made it the 23rd retail store launched by the company. Besides the four stores previously mentioned, Microsoft lists four more locations as "coming soon" on the official Microsoft Store website.

Microsoft also has plans to launch a number of smaller and temporary holiday "pop up" stores in a number of locations in the US. Microsoft will likely be pushing Windows 8 and Windows RT desktop and notebooks at these stores, along with its own Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8 devices.

Source: Microsoft Store Facebook page | Image via Microsoft

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Windows 8 PC upgrade prices confirmed for UK

Next Story

Google and Apple CEOs rumored to be having patent chats

15 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

I went to a MS store at the Mall of America, which was right across from an Apple store. I thought the MS store was better as a first time viewer of both stores. However, NOTHING about the MS store made me want to actually buy anything. The only thing I enjoyed was playing with a few Windows Phone 7's.

The Walt Whitman mall is a very upscale mall and that is usually the type of customers that Apple and Microsoft look for with these stores. Walt Whitman isn't the type of mall where parents drop off middle schoolers to hang out all day at the food court/movie theater. There are parts of Huntington that are good and bad and the mall itself is in a safe area, not in the bad part of Huntington.

Edited by Avatar Roku, Aug 31 2012, 1:24am :

It's plain stupid that they don't have a store in NYC yet. When Virgin store was closed in Times Square I thought it would have been a great store location for Microsoft.

AtriusNY said,
It's plain stupid that they don't have a store in NYC yet. When Virgin store was closed in Times Square I thought it would have been a great store location for Microsoft.


Indeed. Times Square would be a great place for a good cross section of users from all over the planet.

Why is it so hard to open one in NYC? Damn I've been waiting for one for like forever, the same with many others of my friends.

The Newark, DE location will also serve basically the entire Baltimore, MD/Philadelphia, PA corridor (from education to pharmaceuticals) - it also helps that Delaware has no sales tax (therefore, stores and outlet malls in the First State attract consumption-tax duckers from nearby Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey).