Apple on Wednesday announced the grand opening date for its first ever retail store in Taiwan. The Apple Taipei 101 location will open on Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. local time. The new store is located on the first floor of the iconic Taipei 101 building.
From the Apple website, (via Google Translate):
Taiwan’s first Apple outlets, will be in Taipei and we met! Apple Taipei 101 will provide a space for everyone to experience Apple’s complete products and services, and to create, share and learn together. Like the people of Taiwan will always gather in a tree, prepare a pot of tea, so that people can exchange, fun, and then start.
To celebrate the opening, we especially invited Taiwanese paper-cut artist Yang Shiyi, the same tree as the main body of the visual, creating a huge paper-cut works, showing the joy of this together, welcome to everyone can have leisurely to sit.
Apple commissioned local paper-cut artist Yang Shiyi to create the large mural that covers the protective boards currently on the store’s windows. The design includes trees and creatures, and the occasional Apple product, inviting customers into the store.
The plans for the Taiwan store space were officially confirmed last July. Reports claim the store will boast 14,300 square-feet of floor space.
While no photos are available of inside the store, it is expected to boast the usual iconic Apple Store features. These include a Genius Bar, and accessories “Avenue,” the iconic wooden displays tables, space for workshops, and a large central video screen.
Operating hours for Apple Taipei 101 are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.