Apple might be opening store in Fayette Mall

In a posting on job site, Apple is soliciting applications for employees at a store it plans on opening in Fayette Mall this summer, according to the posting. A spokeswoman for the company did not return a message left Thursday afternoon.

Myron Worley, general manager at Fayette Mall, declined to confirm the posting's statement.

"We'd love to have them here at Fayette Mall," he said. "They're a store people have said they wanted, but we don't have anything in place, or I'd obviously be happy to tell you that it's happening."

He said the mall is fully leased, so "to make space for a store like Apple, we would have to rearrange some space ... whether we can bring that about or not, time will tell."

The Apple Store has become a popular destination for the brand's loyal fans, as it offers hands-on experiences with the company's products, as well as technical support.

An Apple Store is located inside the University of Kentucky Bookstore inside the UK Student Center on Euclid Avenue, but because it's a campus retail store with education discounts, the public can't shop there.

The closest public Apple Store locations to Lexington are at Louisville's Oxmoor Center and Cincinnati's Kenwood Towne Centre.