Portland Apple Store to reopen Monday after nine months of closure
Apple will reopen its Portland Apple Store on February 22, allowing customers to purchase iPhones and other products from the retail store for the first time in nine months.
The Apple Store on Pioneer Place in Portland, Oregon, was closed on May 29, 2020, following the George Floyd riots. Looting and vandalism overnight led to the store being closed for a long period of time.
On Mondays, Apple will reopen the store for the first time since that night, according to. Time Apple has reportedly said it will open the store that day, the store’s website has not yet been updated to display the new opening hours.
The store had to undergo major storefront repairs due to vandalism, caused just a year later Apple reopened the store after a major renovation. It is unknown if the latest renovation works will introduce further changes to the store’s design.
Apple has already donated the Black Lives Matter mural painted on the barricades around the store to the nonprofit Don’t Shoot PDX to preserve it. The mural was started by local artist Emma Berger on June 1, with other artists contributing messages and portraits to the rest of the shipment.