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|The Mall of Louisiana is getting the state's first Microsoft specialty store May 17|
Microsoft plans to open 11 new specialty retail stores throughout the U.S. in May, including one in Baton Rouge's Mall of Louisiana, the company confirms in this Facebook event post. A Microsoft official did not immediately respond to an emailed request for more information.
The company’s specialty stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations that sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything. If a location proves itself, Microsoft may transition the specialty outlet into a permanent full-line store.
The Baton Rouge store is scheduled to open May 17.
These are the other new locations and their respective opening days:
North Point Mall – Alpharetta, GA (May 3)
The Oaks – Thousand Oaks, CA (May 13)
Park Place – Tucson, AZ (May 13)
Jordan Creek Town Center – Des Moines, IA (May 13)
FlatIron Crossing – Broomfield, CO (May 15)
North Star Mall – San Antonio, TX (May 15)
Westroads Mall – Omaha, NE (May 15)
The Mall in Columbia – Columbia, MD (May 17)
The Maine Mall – S Portland, ME (May 17)
Boise Towne Square – Boise, ID (May 17)