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Microsoft Store Coming to D.C. Area

A new Microsoft Store is coming to the Washington, D.C. area as part of a drastic planned expansion in the company's number of retail locations over the next few years.

"Breaking news from the capital! A new power player is making headlines in the D.C. area. The Microsoft Store is coming soon to Tysons Corner Center," Microsoft announced in a post Thursday on the Microsoft Store Facebook page.

Microsoft's official Microsoft Store locations page lists the Tysons Corner, Va. location among 14 current or planned locations. Five are in California and two are in Washington state. States with one location include Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas in addition to Virginia. Of those, locations that are listed as coming soon, aside from the Tysons Corner location, are one in University Village in Seattle and one in Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Tysons Corner store appears to be the first one planned for the northeast megapolis from Washington, D.C.'s southern suburbs to Boston's northern suburbs.

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July, Chief Operating Officer and former Walmart executive Kevin Turner said the company would rapidly increase the number of retail locations.

"We're going to open up to 75 more stores over the next two to three years, and continue to bring our stores outside the U.S. as well," Turner said.

Posted by Scott Bekker on August 26, 2011


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