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Apple store to open at Glendale's Americana at Brand

The store will join an existing Apple location across the street in the Glendale Galleria.

May 13, 2011|By Roger Vincent and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Glendale's Americana at Brand shopping center will open an Apple retail store, the mall's owner said, joining an existing Apple location across the street in the neighboring Glendale Galleria.

Real estate magnate Rick Caruso, who owns the Americana, told a luncheon audience Thursday that an Apple store would be added to the open-air property's lineup, which includes Barnes & Noble, Juicy Couture, Anthropologie and H&M. He later declined to provide further details.

An Apple Inc. spokeswoman confirmed that the tech giant was hiring for a store at the Americana but also declined to provide details, saying no announcements had been made. On the jobs page of the company's website, several positions for the Americana location were listed, including store leader, manager and inventory specialist.

The Apple store is the latest planned addition to the upscale Americana, which is undergoing a major expansion just three years after its grand opening.

Caruso, who also owns the outdoor Grove shopping center in the Fairfax District in Los Angeles, announced in March that he had wooed Nordstrom away from its longtime anchor position in the Glendale Galleria.

A three-level, 135,000-square-foot Nordstrom store will be built in a new wing at the Americana and is expected to open in fall 2013.

roger.vincent@latimes.com

andrea.chang@latimes.com

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