Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don't include everything.
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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)