Friday, May 26, 2006


Exclusive: Apple Retail Store planned for Albuquerque, New Mexico Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 11:56 AM EDT Several job listings have appeared on this morning for positions in an Apple Retail Store slated for the ABQ Uptown "shopping destination" that's under development in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Note: "ABQ" is the code for the city's airport and also a colloquialism for the city.) Albuquerque straddles the Rio Grande and is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. The city proper had a total population of 448,607 (as of the 2000 census) and metropolitan area has a population of approximately 715,000 and includes the city of Rio Rancho, the third-largest and fastest-growing city in New Mexico and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.Apple currently does not have any retail stores in the state of New Mexico. lists "ABQ Uptown" in the Apple Retail Store job descriptions here.ABQ Uptown includes residential units (rental/for sale), office space, retail, hotel, restaurants and entertainment venues in a high-density urban context. The first phase retail component currently under construction. ABQ Uptown's online store directory does not yet list Apple Computer. And Apple's own Retail Store pages make no mention of an Albuquerque location... yet. A search of Apple's online Job openings likewise shows nothing regarding retail store positions in Albuquerque, New Mexico.You can watch ABQ Uptown's construction progress via live webcam here.[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "ndelec" for the heads up.]
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