Microsoft announces plans for new retail stores in Connecticut and Ontario

Microsoft continues to open and announce new retail store locations in the U.S. and Canada at a rapid pace. This week, the company's Facebook page revealed that two more full retail stores will be opening in the near future; one in Hartford, Connecticut in the U.S. and the other in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada.

The announcement did not give a timeline for the opening of these new stores. The Hartford, Connecticut location will be at the Westfarms Shopping Center, which is already the home to a smaller Microsoft specialty store. Mississauga, Ontario will see its Microsoft Store placed in the Square One Shopping Centre.

Microsoft currently has 78 stores open in the U.S. and Canada, including a new Orlando, Florida location that opened on Tuesday. There are several new locations that will be open for business in the next few weeks, including one on Saturday at the massive West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta. Other future locations that have been confirmed are Burnaby, British Columbia on November 7th, Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14th, Buffalo, New York and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, both on November 16th, and Jacksonville, Florida on November 22nd.

Source: Microsoft Store on Facebook | Image via Microsoft

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****ing Mississauga? Why not the country's capital? I realize it used to be called Silicon Valley North (emphasis on past tense), but still...

Square one is a very, very popular mall in Ontario, for those of you who don't know.

It also has one of the busiest apple stores around here, too.

Nicely played, Microsoft.

Now this is of interest. I could actually drive to the Mississauga store in a reasonable length of time. Couldn't be bothered dealing with downtown Toronto.

They're really focusing on Canada right now. If you go to their Careers page it shows additional stores in Alberta and British Columbia.

Yay... I swing by Square One all the time... can't wait! I've been to the Yorkdale store a few times and love it there, the staff are so friendly and non-intrusive.

I'd prefer to see one downtown at the Eaton Centre - where they had the pop-up store for the original Surface launch. Still, Square One is actually a great choice, Yorkdale is upscale and Square One reaches the masses of commuters - smart.

Now just to get one over here on the East side of TO...

There is a Microsoft Store in Danbury, CT at the Danbury Fair Mall. I checked it out a month ago or so and it was very cool with all the Surface tablets and laptops. There is an Apple Store literally right across from it lol

Lone Wanderer Chicken said,
There is a Microsoft Store in Danbury, CT at the Danbury Fair Mall. I checked it out a month ago or so and it was very cool with all the Surface tablets and laptops. There is an Apple Store literally right across from it lol


I visited that store last week... It was my first ever visit to a Microsoft store...

Didn't you know? Mr. Ippi wanted to name a city / town after his Mrs and hence Mississippi. Mr. Auga was jealous so he did the same, and that is the history behind the naming of the city of Mississauga.

Being a Wikipedia bot for a sec, yes actually

The Mississaugas are an Anishinaabe-speaking (First Nations) people, and Mississippi is an Anishinaabe word.

/TIL

Good choice putting in Square One, though I'd argue Toronto could do with a MS Store downtown. Then again Yorkdale is the trendier upscale mall.

Eaton Centre (Downtown TO) already has a mini Microsoft Store, which they'll probably get a full store once space opens there.

I was under the impression it was a popup store for just the holidays?

edit: so they've decided to make it permanent after all. Clearly it's been a while since I've ventured to the first floor of the Eaton Centre. I usually head to the top floor where the Apple Store's at

Edited by Denis W., Oct 25 2013, 6:41am :