The Coronavirus pandemic that began in March 2020 seemed like it was going to last less than it is and what remains. It is causing millions of deaths and billions of economic losses around the world. Although Apple has not been affected too much, it has felt the consequences. It has had to close many Apple Stores (some of them are still closed to the public) and all have capacity restrictions. Many have reopened and one that finally does is the Apple Pioneer Place in Portland after 9 months.
The Apple Pioneer Place in Portland is probably the longest-closed Apple Store. Its closure occurred at the beginning of the pandemic in order to mitigate the contagions among the citizens of the city. From there, there have been endless mishaps that have prevented the Apple Store from returning to normal operation. Well with the normality of now that it has nothing of normal, but at least it is open. Security measures are activated. You know, distance, gel and mask as well as time reservation.
Yesterday, Monday, February 22 at 11:00 am And after 267 days, the doors of Apple Pioneer Place in Portland are already wide open. A few events have kept the store closed for much of 2019, 2020, and 2021 thus far. Although it has been closed to customers, the store has been continuously updated and used for behind-the-scenes operations.
Major repairs have been made to the facade, for the serious damage suffered last May. The damage forced Apple to completely rebuild a significant portion of the expensive storefront. Last month, the famous George Floyd mural surrounding the store was removed and donated.