TROY — Microsoft Corp. is going all-out when it comes to Friday’s grand opening of its company store at Somerset Collection in Troy.
CEO and Detroit native Steve Ballmer will lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Benton Harbor Begins Accepting Bids To Replace Lead Pipes
And recording star Kelly Clarkson will offer a special performance outside the mall at 5 p.m. that day to mark the occasion.
As part of the ribbon-cutting, Ballmer will present $1 million in software grants.
Customers should arrive early to the grand opening ceremonies on Friday for a chance to win giveaways and receive free tickets to the special performance by Clarkson later that day.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 25,329 New COVID-19 Cases, 137 Deaths
The performance will be held across the street from The Somerset Collection in the parking lot on the corner of Coolidge Highway and Cunningham Drive.
The 3,300-square-foot Microsoft store will employ about 45 people.
Microsoft says the store offers a curated assortment of products to fit anyone’s needs and budgets, including Windows 8 PCs and tablets like Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Office 365, a variety of Windows Phone 8 devices, Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360, and other Microsoft devices and accessories.
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The store is Microsoft’s 42nd in the United States and Canada.