Three new Microsoft Stores will open soon, no word yet on NYC flagship launch plans

Microsoft continues to open new locations for its large retail stores in North America. The official Microsoft Store Facebook page was updated today with news on three openings that are happening soon. However, we still don't have any word on when the company's big flagship store, currently under construction in New York City, will open its doors.

On Thursday, June 25, the next Microsoft Store location will open at the Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas, with the line to enter the store starting at 6:30 am. Microsoft says:

"The first 500 customers in line at the ribbon cutting ceremony will get a gift card with a surprise amount ranging from $10 to $1,000. Two lucky customers will receive a $1,000 gift card and more than 100 customers in line will win a card worth $100 or more. Be sure to get there early! We'll also have smoking offers on Dell Inspiron 15 for $399, an HP Stream 7 for $49, and our lowest price ever on Xbox One. Quantities will be limited!

Microsoft Store openings

Microsoft will also open a store on August 6 at the Vancouver Pacific Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and it will launch a store on August 20 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Details about what will happen in those locations have yet to be revealed.

Microsoft first confirmed plans to open a big flagship store at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City in September. In March, we went by the location and saw a massive green facade that covered up the construction. That was over three months ago, and Microsoft has yet to reveal the opening date for the location. However, there is a pretty major day for Microsoft that's coming up in just over a month. July 29 is the official launch date of Windows 10, and we wouldn't be surprised if the company also opened its big multi-story NYC store on that same day.

Source: Microsoft Store (Facebook)

John Callaham