Over 30 Microsoft temporary holiday store locations revealed

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Microsoft was planning to launch a number of temporary retail locations in the US and Canada, beyond the large and permanent Microsoft Store outlets. Today, Microsoft sent out a list of where these temporary holiday stores will be opened.

The list includes over 30 locations, such as:

Aventura Mall – Aventura, FL
Beachwood Place – Beachwood, OH
Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Denver, CO
Dadeland Mall – Miami, FL
Eaton Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Fashion Mall at Keystone – Indianapolis, IN
Fashion Show Mall– Las Vegas, NV
Glendale Galleria – Glendale, CA
Mall at Green Hills – Nashville, TN
Mall in Columbia – Columbia, MD
Metropolis at Metrotown – Burnaby, BC
Montgomery Mall – Bethesda, MD
Natick Collection – Natick, MA
North Star Mall – San Antonio, TX
Oakridge Centre – Vancouver, BC
Penn Square Mall – Oklahoma City, OK
Perimeter Mall – Atlanta, GA
Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden, City, NY
Ross Park Mall – Pittsburgh, PA
Saint Louis Galleria – St. Louis, MO
San Francisco Centre – San Francisco, CA
South Shore Plaza – Braintree, MA
Southpark Mall – Charlotte, NC
Stonebriar Centre Mall – Frisco, TX
Streets at Southpoint – Durham, NC
Time Warner Center – The Shops at Columbus Circle – New York, NY
Washington Square– Portland, OR
West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, Alberta
Westfarms Mall – West Hartford, CT
Westfield Garden State Plaza – Paramus, NJ
Woodland Hills Mall – Tulsa, OK
Woodlands Mall – Woodlands, TX

When contacted by Neowin, a Microsoft rep would not confirm when these stores would open or close or how many employees would be hired for these locations. There is also no word on if these holiday stores will be launched in other parts of the world.

Source: Email press release | Image via Microsoft

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Yay, one 10 miles closer than the other store, now instead of 153.6 miles, I'll have one 144 miles from me.

Figure 8 Dash said,
How does a company go about creating a temporary store? Seems like a whole lot of money and effort for a place that won't be open long.

Every year around Christmas time many temporary stores and kiosks open in malls. Since a majority of a company's income is made between Black Friday to New Year's, opening just during those dates makes sense. Why keep a store open 365 days, spending money when you are not bringing in much, when you can focus on a 45 day time span and customers are buying? Also, since this is shortly after Surface is made available, and Microsoft is only selling in their stores, it makes sense to open stores so that they reach more people.

Does anyone get the feeling Surface isn't going to make an appearance outside the US and Canada ?

People just seem to expect it but have Microsoft actually mentioned selling it anywhere else ?

WooHoo!!! said,
Does anyone get the feeling Surface isn't going to make an appearance outside the US and Canada ?

People just seem to expect it but have Microsoft actually mentioned selling it anywhere else ?

Carphone Warehouse said they'd be selling them in the UK.

James Rose said,
Finally one in NYC.... now to see if there is anything interesting.

Well, if nothing else there is always Surface and probably 20+ other tablets to look at.