Apple to Open Second UK Store in Early 2005

Apple Computer has confirmed it will open a second retail store in Great Britain in early 2005. The new Apple Store will be located in Birmingham.

News of the second store came on Appleis employment Web site, seeking people to fill job openings. Unlike itis flagship store which will open Saturday, November 20 in London on Regent Street, the second location will be at the Bullring shoping center in Birmingham, which is 120 miles northwest of London. The Birmingham area has a population of about one million people.

It is not known how large Appleis new location will be.

The Bullring has over 1.2 million square feet of retail space and over 140 shops and kiosks, according to the centers Web site. The shopping mall was recently awarded Retail Project of the Year 2004 as part of the inaugural Builder & Engineer Awards.