Here are the next 6 cities to receive a Microsoft store

Microsoft has announced this morning the location of the next six Microsoft stores. These new retail locations will help to expand Microsoft’s footprint in the US and provide a local outlet for all of Microsoft’s products and services.

Microsoft has stated that they now have 51 retail and specialty stores open in the US and Canada. While they still have not announced their plans for any other markets, we have seen quite a few hints that the UK should see a shop in the near future.

For the US, if you live in one of the cities posted below, you will soon have a Microsoft retail outlet in your area. Microsoft will be opening retail shops in the following locations in 2013:

  • The Shops at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas
  • Dadeland Mall, Miami, Fla.
  • Beachwood Place, Beachwood, Ohio
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco
  • City Creek Center, Salt Lake City
  • St. Louis Galleria, St. Louis

While no specific dates were announced beyond the 2013 timeframe, expect more information from Microsoft to arrive in the coming months.

Also, be on the lookout for promotional material in these areas too as Microsoft will likely be throwing a party when each location opens and we highly encourage you attend as there are typically lots of giveaways. 

We want to point out that four of the six "new" Microsoft stores are in fact already in place as specialty stores that will transition to full stores: Dadeland Mall, Beachwood Place, St. Louis Galleria and Westfield San Francisco Centre.

Source: Microsoft

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I am very close to Dadeland Mall. That Mall, The Falls, Dolphin Mall and Intl Mall are all great IMO.

Since Dadeland is the closest to me I am very happy with this news. The whole area has gotten so much nicer and beautiful. Many shops and more to come. I visited the Microsoft temp area the day Surface came out. Several people were there to test it as did I. It was not bad. I cant wait for a true store with more products..

If I was a MS shareholder I would be very concerned about all these new stores. These stores are an embarrassing copy of Apple stores and bring nothing new to the retailing world. It must be embarrassing to work there too with MS trying to make you look like an Apple employee.

It wont be long until we see reports about MS stores closing because MS cant keep propping these store fronts up forever. Its no wonder that the MS share price has been stagnent for years.

FYI, MS had stores before Apple - it just didn't go that well, so they were shut down. Now they have better stuff to put in them, so it's only logical to revive that idea.

Yay :-) Dadeland Mall in Miami is kind of close to me! I'm now using a Nexus 10 but I am interested in Surface. So maybe once my desktop needs replacing, I'll take a try to the Microsoft Store.

A340600 said,
Yay :-) Dadeland Mall in Miami is kind of close to me! I'm now using a Nexus 10 but I am interested in Surface. So maybe once my desktop needs replacing, I'll take a try to the Microsoft Store.

Yes!!!!!
Each time I travel to the U.S. I go to the Dadeland mall! So excited!

Really hoping for one in Naperville, IL. There's a pretty big Apple store down town, not sure why they don't put up a Microsoft Store across the way.

I never even heard of that town before you told me. If it's not on the radar of most people out there, it probably won't be on the radar for Microsoft at least for awhile.

Microsoft is mostly hitting the big cities or prominent wealthy areas of the country first.

The San Francisco one is kind of "across", given that the Westfield is almost across the street from the Apple Store (if you cheat a little, you can even go straight from the Wesftield to the Apple Store by crossing via the absurdly sized BART/Metro Powell Station.)

Not sure about the others, just wanted to share this useless trivia.

Still no UK. Oh Microsoft, why do you ignore the rest of the World with things? I'd wager it was a big contribution to Zune failing.

McKay said,
Still no UK. Oh Microsoft, why do you ignore the rest of the World with things? I'd wager it was a big contribution to Zune failing.

Microsoft has setup temporary shops all around Europe promoting the Surface. Most likely in London and some other big cities.
We have one in Amsterdam, not sure for how long (or that it is still there). But it was shown in ads and promoted through facebook and sorts

McKay said,
Still no UK. Oh Microsoft, why do you ignore the rest of the World with things? I'd wager it was a big contribution to Zune failing.

Zune & Zune HD are still a great players and if you checkout the prices on new and used some have went up by 100% on Amazon

Not sure if "failing" is the correct term, but I concur that MS often ignores the rest of the world and that is one of many factors contributing to them not gaining traction in some markets or even promote rampant piracy given their products cannot be legally purchased in those markets.