Microsoft had a grand opening weekend for their 14th retail store, and first on the East Coast, at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.
The company pulled back the curtain on Thursday, November 17th, at 9:30 am ET, just down the way from Apple's first-ever retail shop.
The Tysons Corner shop is Microsoft's first East Coast location. It's also in the mall where Apple opened its first-ever store in May 2001.
Microsoft plans to open 75 stores over the next two to three years. Apple Store tops 330 locations, with continued expansion, mostly internationally, during fiscal 2012. Microsoft has yet to make a big international push.
"It's helping us transition from thinking about our customers to thinking like our customers", COO Kevin Turner says, when announcing store expansion in July.
"The musical performance location is situated off of Shop Tysons Blvd near Lord & Taylor at Tysons Corner Center. Gates open at 12:00PM on 11/19. In order to enter the performance-viewing area, attendees must have a wristband," Diane Golshan said.
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