Apple Closing Store in Sendai

The bad news from Apple keeps on coming. The Apple Store in Sendai is closing January 25. A cost cutting move already? Relocation?

9to5 Mac has the details, the older smaller space doesn’t fit with the modern store design that Apple wants for Japan. A reader sent the following comment:

I think the closure is due to the need to complete redesign the store to fit the new style. However either they cannot find a reasonable larger space to move into, or the foot traffic in Sendai doesn’t support the cost for the upgrade.

Sendai is almost as large as Nagoya, an economic hub city serving the Tohoku region. Hopefully Apple can eventually find the right location for a modern Apple Store.