Pics of Microsoft's St. Louis Store grand opening; company gives away non-profit grants

Microsoft opened up its new store in St. Louis on Friday 7th, continuing to make its presence known to the competition with a rather loud bang. Sporting a performance by artist Ne-Yo, the opening was a great day for attendees. Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft also gave away a total of $1 million in software grants to four local non-profits. It's the attack of Good Guy Microsoft again.

The permanent store at St. Louis Galleria now sits in the same location the company tested the waters with its temporary Surface stand during the holiday season. The organisations that received the grant from Microsoft included:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis - $250,000
  • Fisher House - $100,000
  • Junior Achievement - $250,000
  • Life Skills- $400,000

Check out more photos of the opening below. Thanks, Kyle, for sending in the snaps!

Rich Edmonds
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