Boston Microsoft Store Grand Opening set for August 23rd

Microsoft Store Grand Opening in Boston

We first caught wind of a new Microsoft retail store heading to Boston, MA back in May and now we are finding out the Grand Opening is set for August 23, 2012.

Boston's store will be located at the Shops at Prudential Center. More specifically, the store will be located in the center's Boylston Arcade. Not sure if this was by chance or design but Boston's Apple Store is located across within stone's throw on Boylston Street as well.  Which should make for an interesting Grand Opening and healthy competition.

If you're going to be in the Boston area for the Grand Opening, we've got a discussion going on in the forums. It may be a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow Windows Phone Central readers.

Thanks, gemini5150, for the tip!



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WinFan1 says:

I'm excited gonna be there for that

justop26 says:

I'll be living in Boston early next year for a month; I'll get my Surface there :)

Nitaino says:

Cannot wait for one in Las Vegas,NV

I'm waiting on Cleveland, OH... bring it on! :)

Flo Rida or kiss anyone

Evster88 says:

Lenny Kravitz!

wpos8 says:

Microsoft always have great events when they open the store. While apple stores are always rotten apples lol

jsantana0793 says:

I will be there for sure. I took a picture of the boarded up spot where it will be.. I did notice the Apple store across the street.. I'm very excited. I took the day off from work to be there.. I'll be ready with my windows phone in hand to take pictures.

jsantana0793 says:

I will be there before 7am. I'm traveling from Worcester, Ma.. I hope to see WPcentral there. I can't express how good it feels to finally have a Microsoft in Boston. Ill be at the Natick Ma store when that opens too..

Nitaino says:

My Dad lives there in Worcester,MA, I'll go over there for next year:)

dortyboy says:

I know where it is. I've worked by the store once. It's in this prudential building if am not mistaken

sholokov says:

Yes. It is in the Prudential building.

DaltonCarl says:

Ill try my best to be there on opening. Couple ours north of Boston.

gemini5150 says:

I'm so happy it made it to the news section!  I was shopping at the Prudential for tax free weekend, and saw the new opening date. I hope everyone shows their support.

ade333 says:

The location of the store within the mall could not be better. Its literally at the convergence of four/every different entrances. The mall is connected to a major hotel not to mention at the base of the entrance to the prudential offices, which are probably the most well known in Boston. I think it's safe to say it's one of the top 10 retail spaces in the city.

WinFan1 says:

Yay I love to see other Microsoft enthusiasts :D

Doesn't Microsoft usually put their stores near Apple stores, either on purpose or because they are in good locations?
The Toronto MS Store will be opening up in a mall two doors down from an Apple store, in a new expansion of that mall, so they'll probably be opening up at the same time.
(That Apple store isn't entirely new - the mall already has one, but they're moving to a larger store as they need more space.)


Evster88 says:

If you go, say hi to my BF! Greg, he's a Tech Advisor :)

Hmmmm...Microsoft Store.

gibbyhome says:

Ill be going from Marlborough,what time should I be there ? 7 am

AriesDog says:

Wicked awesome!

Fuckin bullshit, why does Microsoft feel like it has to copy apple

nizzon says:

Because they are losing against Apple on the private market right now and they need to do something about their image to the public.

mythos13 says:

I suspect it might be about wanting to generate additional revenue. You know the same reason Apple copies Microsoft on some things.

Apple didn't invent "the store".  We've had Sony Stores for years before the Apple Store, which is just one example.  The Apple Store is a great idea, so why shouldn't Microsoft do something similar?

DaltonCarl says:

I hope OP was being sarcastic.

nizzon says:

Im waiting for one to open in Stockholm! :)

Nakazul says:

Umeå, Stockholm, Sundsvall, Göteborg, Malmö would have been a great start.

I will be trying to get a job there asap

You bet your ass I'm going to be there... I wonder if they'll let us Windows phone/Windows 8 insiders in early?
Also, this is very PRIME spot for the store. This isn't your average mall, this is one of the highest rent places in Boston. The audience is guaranteed to be of the iPhone touting/ PC at home variety...

I live in Boston! I'll be there. :) I hope to see long lines on opening day and a successful store after that! The fact that it's in Prudential is pretty huge; they're definitely going to get a lot of foot traffic.