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September 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Microsoft announces locations of holiday pop-up stores

Microsoft announced today the locations for 32 holiday pop-up stores.

None of the stores will be in Washington state, although there is one planned for Portland, Ore.

The stores were first announced during the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this year. The temporary stores will likely be an integral part of Microsoft’s plan to reach consumers as the company later this year launches Windows 8 — the radical revamp of its flagship operating system. Windows 8 is designed to work on both touch tablets as well as desktops and laptops and the stores will be a way for consumers to try out the new operating system on new devices.

Microsoft is also, for the first time, launching its own computing hardware with the Surface tablets, this fall. The company has not specified whether the Surface tablets will be available at the pop-up stores although Microsoft did say they would be available at (the permanent) Microsoft retail stores.

Here’s a list from Microsoft of where the holiday pop-up stores will be located:

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



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