Apple store coming to Uptown

Computer, software and gadget giant Apple is planning to open an Uptown store soon, according to a job posting created Jan. 12 on Craigslist.

“We are excited to announce our latest Apple Store at Uptown in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” the ad said. “We are currently accepting applications for all open positions.”

The ad did not list a specific address, nor did Apple’s website, which simply listed “Minneapolis – Uptown” as a location with current openings. An Apple spokesperson confirmed that a new store is coming to the area, but couldn’t announce a specific location or other details yet.

Some in Uptown suspect the store will open in a new, two-level retail development planned for 3018 Hennepin Ave., where the Uptown Bar and Café was until its demolition last November. Commercial real estate brokerage and development company Urban Anthology is behind that project. Urban Anthology president Jeff Herman declined to comment on the possibility of Apple as a tenant.

The Uptown Apple will be the company’s fifth in the state. The others are in Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka and Roseville.