Apple Sets Closing Date for Stores in Plano, Frisco

Editor's note: This story has been updated to show the official closing date for stores in Collin County.

Apple stores in Plano and Frisco will close April 12.

Apple on Feb. 22 announced it would close its locations at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano and Stonebriar Centre in Frisco. Websites for each store later featured statements announcing the April closing day and thanking customers for several years of business.

Apple also said it plans to open a brand new store in Galleria Dallas, upgrade the store that is at NorthPark Center and add a brand new Apple store to Galleria Dallas in April.

"We're making a major investment in our stores in Texas, including significant upgrades to NorthPark Center, Southlake and Knox Street. With a new Dallas store coming to the Dallas Galleria this April, we've made the decision to consolidate stores and close Apple Stonebriar and Apple Willow Bend. All employees from those stores will be offered positions at the new Dallas store or other Apple locations," according to a statement released from the company.

All of its employees at Stonebriar and Willow Bend will be offered positions at the new Galleria store or at other area Apple locations. Apple also operates a store at University Park in Fort Worth.

Willow Bend marketing director Amy Medford said she can't speak on Apple's behalf, but called it "purely a business decision by Apple." 

"We can say that we're saddened to see our friends at Apple go," she said. "This is certainly a loss for the residents of Collin County, but the future is bright for The Shops at Willow Bend."

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