Microsoft to Open Florida Store Next Door to Apple

It's now waiting for the city’s go-ahead to open a new store in the St. Johns Town Center

It’s no surprise that Microsoft is trying to add new retail stores to its network in the United States, but the company is apparently planning to open a new location right next to an official Apple store.

According to a report issued by the Daily Record, Microsoft is seeking authorization to open a new retail store at the St. Johns Town Center, the same commercial center that’s already hosting an Apple store.

It appears that tech giant Microsoft is willing to spend as much as $400,000 (€305,000) to set up the 4,975-square foot (462-square meter) location that would be used to provide easy access to some of its latest products, including the Windows OS, Surface tablets and other software solutions.

To make sure that it’ll get the authorization, the company has also promised to donate more than $1 million (€765,000) in software grants to local tech organizations creating opportunities for Florida youth.

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