DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Could Apple be planning to open one of its famous retail stores in Dayton?
It certainly looks that way, if you believe job postings are an indication of a coming store.
The California-based consumer electronics company posted 12 retail jobs listing Dayton as their location on its website Tuesday.
While the posting doesn’t specify where in the Dayton area the store would open, it does indicate the company is planing to open a store after hiring managers. The website also indicates the company is looking for future leaders as part of its “Apple Store Leader Program.”
A Dayton Business Journal report further confirmed Wednesday telltale signs that that the Apple Store would be opening to The Greene. The report indicates former tenant Lane Bryant was moved to another location; a move that has been seen in other locations where Apple has opened stores.
“An Apple retail store is a significant attraction for any shopping mall, and mall managers frequently look for ways to create new spaces they can offer to the company. Many times this involves consolidating smaller spaces into a larger space that Apple requires,” explained Gary Allen, who runs ifoAppleStore.com and is a contributor for Forbes, “And sometimes even long-time tenants are offered incentives to move so Apple can occupy a very central and visible space in the mall.”
The nearest official Apple Stores are currently in Cincinnati and Columbus.
An Apple representative told 2 NEWS the organization did not have a comment Tuesday saying they “haven’t made any announcements.”
When announced, the Apple Store would join a growing list of higher-end retailers looking to open in the Dayton area. In 2013, local leaders hailed plans to open Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods and Costco stores in and around Dayton.