Microsoft has set an opening date for its new retail store in Bellevue Square next month, Nov’18th. The store is a fifteen minute drive from Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Prior to launch, Microsoft plans to donate up to $1,000,000 in software grant donations to two local organizations. The free software will go to First Robotics, focused on science and technology to inspire students, and Study Zone, an after school program where students receieve free computer training.
Microsoft Stores will offer all of Microsoft’s products found through online retailers and inside major retail chains, including keyboards and mice, Windows 7, Xbox 360 and many more products.
Apple currently has 222 stores in the US alone, and 287 total stores worldwide, including 27 in the UK and 14 in Canada.