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Apple's Greenwich, Conn., store closed, deemed 'dangerous and unsafe'

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Apple has been forced to close its store in Greenwich, Conn., after an accident with the location's sprinkler systems flooded the store and left it "dangerous and unsafe for human occupancy."

A legal notice was spotted at the store this week and shared by reader Chris Southern with AppleInsider. The pink sign taped to the glass storefront is dated Tuesday, April 19, at 9:02 p.m., and it states that the building is in violation of Section 115 of Connecticut State Building Code.

Update: According to GreenwichTime, the building was shut down by officials after a sprinkler system accident was triggered by a cleaning crew on Tuesday night. The store will remain closed until further notice, and no timetable for reopening has been given.

Section 115 has a number of sections that refer to "unsafe equipment." It states that unsafe equipment cannot be operated after it has been declared unsafe by a building official. It also says that a building official can "seal equipment" and put it out of service if it is found to be unsafe.

Knowingly violating Connecticut building code Section 115 carries a fine of no more than $500, or a prison sentence of up to six months.

"All persons are hereby notified not to enter or make use of this structure as long as this notice remains posted," the sign posted at 356 Greenwich Ave. reads. Calls placed to the store Wednesday afternoon were met with a busy signal.

Apple built its store inside of an existing older brick building. AppleInsider shared exclusive photos of the construction in 2009.

Photo courtesy AppleInsider reader Chris Southern.

Apple's official page for the store makes no mention of its closing. Events like One to One, iPhone and iPad training and iMovie workshops remain scheduled for today and the coming days.



The Greenwich store opened in late 2009 in the U.S. hedge fund capital. It is located in a pricey destination that is home to many shops and restaurants.
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Apple products are just too hot to handle!
post #3 of 22
that BLOWS
post #4 of 22
Must be a slow news day.
post #5 of 22
So is this the opposite of a fire sale?
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post #6 of 22
I wonder how many iPad2's are in there.
I wonder if once they have been deemed 'unsafe' what will be done with them.
post #7 of 22
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Update: According to GreenwichTime, the building was shut down by officials after a sprinkler system accident was triggered by a cleaning crew on Tuesday night. The store will remain closed until further notice, and no timetable for reopening has been given.

Sprinkler system accident? Someone had too much of a party with their broomsticks I guess. I really wanna see the footage of what actually happened.

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Knowingly violating Connecticut building code Section 115 carries a fine of no more than $500, or a prison sentence of up to six months.

I would choose $500 any day.
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post #8 of 22
Sprinkler discharge is really a pain. You have to clean and dry everything to prevent "indoor air quality" problems down the road, as well as clean out and dry all the electrical and communications conduits in the floor.

I thought Apple had mostly semi-recessed sprinklers though. Not as easy to activate with a ladder.
post #9 of 22
Next from Apple.
The iSnorkle.
post #10 of 22
Damn you, Ballmer.
post #11 of 22
"Hey I wonder what happens when I hold a lighter up to this sprinkler."
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So is this the opposite of a fire sale?

Hahahahahahhahahahha

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I would choose $500 any day.

Presuming it's only the sprinkler head that is busted... it can be repaired quickly.... in a few hours. Cleaning up the mess from flooding is another story. Opening the doors to the public now would be good for short term profits... like for the next few days. But it would be bad PR which could have potentially negative effects.
post #13 of 22
That's what insurance is for...
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a sprinkler system accident was triggered by a cleaning crew

Along the lines of “if Microsoft made cars, they'd break down every five minutes and need new engines every month,” if Microsoft were in the cleaning business…


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I wonder how many iPad2's are in there.
I wonder if once they have been deemed 'unsafe' what will be done with them.

Haven't you ever wondered where they get those products they put in the blenders? You don't think they use real working products, do you?
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I wonder how many iPad2's are in there.
I wonder if once they have been deemed 'unsafe' what will be done with them.

Big sale on water-damaged iPads. They'll be gone in five minutes.
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Along the lines of if Microsoft made cars, they'd break down every five minutes and need new engines every month, if Microsoft were in the cleaning business

What happened to and youd have to climb in and out of the Windows to operate it?
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post #17 of 22
Duct tape! Ouch!
post #18 of 22
I would have expected a dry-pipe, pre-action system at the stores, but I guess they are at the mercy of the building owner.
post #19 of 22
I used to work in the Facilities Department for a Fortune 500 this is not fun. In addition dealing with some of the Fire Marshall's in some cities. Ego trip..
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Damn you, Ballmer.

Does he clean apple stores now?

Maybe disguised as a cleaning lady he tries to spy out how to run successfully his M$ Stores.

post #21 of 22
Just how much water was discharged to make the store unfit for human occupancy??
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Just how much water was discharged to make the store unfit for human occupancy??

Enough to make materials soggy. Soggy ceiling panels are a falling hazard. Moist materials can also cause unhealthy long term mold infestations.
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