The people of Beijing, China, are gearing up for a great weekend. No, it’s not a national holiday. Another Apple Store is opening up and this one is going to be the biggest in Asia.
The new spot on the famous Wangfujing shopping street features one of Apple’s three triple-height glass staircases and a 360-degree Genius Bar. Both are the first in Asia. The ground floor will be dedicated to product displays, second floor will be for support and the basement has a kids’ table and the largest range of accessories available at any store. It will take 300 retail employees to staff.
Apple Senior Vice President John Browett says that, in his opinion, the new location is the best store Apple has built in Asia so far. But they’re not stopping there. The company’s goal is to eventually serve “every customer in every city”.
Next stop, Shenzhen. Browett confirmed the opening of another Chinese location coming soon.