Portland Apple Store to reopen Monday after nine months of closure


Apple will be reopening its Portland Apple Store on February 22, allowing customers to buy iPhones and other products from the retail location for the first time in nine months.

The Apple Store in Pioneer Place in Portland, Oregon, was closed on May 29, 2020, following the George Floyd riots. Looting and vandalism during the night led to the closure of the outlet for a lengthy period of time.

On Monday, Apple will be reopening the store for the first time since that night, according to 9to5Mac. While Apple has reportedly said it will open the outlet on that day, the store’s website has yet to be updated to show the new opening hours.

The outlet had to undergo significant repairs to the storefront due to the vandalism, caused just a year after Apple reopened the store following a major renovation. It is unknown if the latest renovation work will make any further changes to the store’s design.

Apple has already donated the Black Lives Matter mural painted on barricades around the store to the non-profit Don’t Shoot PDX to preserve it. The mural was started by local artist Emma Berger on June 1, with other artists contributing messages and portraits to the rest of the boarding.

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