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Tipsters frequenting Apple job listing have uncovered five new Apple store locations that are scheduled to debut some time this year.

The listings reveal that Apple will open its first Oklahoma-based retail store at Penn Square in Oklahoma City. Another store scheduled for Arlington, Virginia will touch down at Pentagon City, just minutes from the Pentagon building -- the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

Apple will also open stores in: Paramus, New Jersey at the Garden State Plaza; Northbrook Court in Northbrook, Illinions; and the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida. Tipsters speculate that at least some of the stores will fit Apple's new mini store layout.

During a financial conference call earlier this year, Apple said it expects to have 125 stores in operation by the close of 2005, indicating that it plans to open two dozen stores over the course of the year.

For its fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2004, the company announced that its retail segment generated revenues of $561 million, a 105% increase from the year-ago quarter.
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Apple will also open stores in: Paramus, New Jersey at the Garden State Plaza; Northbrook Court in Northbrook, Illinions; and the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida. Tipsters speculate that at least some of the stores will fit Apple's new mini store layout.

It better be a mini store for the Florida Mall one. That's less than 10 minutes away from Millenia.
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post #3 of 25
Heh, Northbrook Court.

Was some of Ferris Bueller shot there, or was is Risky Business? Hmm, I just seem to remember seeing it in some movie or another...

-- Ahh, I was just told that it was the shopping scenes in "Weird Science" and "Ordinary People" that were shot there.
post #4 of 25
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Originally posted by MCQ
It better be a mini store for the Florida Mall one. That's less than 10 minutes away from Millenia.

Yeah, but not with the crap traffic and nutcases that drive on OBT. LOL
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Heh, Northbrook Court.

Was some of Ferris Bueller shot there, or was is Risky Business? Hmm, I just seem to remember seeing it in some movie or another...

-- Ahh, I was just told that it was the shopping scenes in "Weird Science" and "Ordinary People" that were shot there.

While it's been a while since I've seen those films, I'd think the mall looks much different than it did in the middle 1980s. It went through what I perceived as a slump for a few years while my wife and I lived in Northbrook. I'm not surprised an Apple Store is opening there as the mall has been on a rebound recently.

I recall residents saying the opening of the movie theatre there was a large cause of concern among residents. I guess they didn't want their otherwise upscale mall to be dragged into middle-class-mall status with a dirty teen-filled theatre.
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egh Oklahoma but no Maine ! Egh
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And here we sit in NM with a pile of high-tech, high-salary weenies in the Los Alamos-Santa Fe-Albuquerque-Socorro-Las Cruces corridor with nary a store in the state.

Help me out here, folks...hit Apple's retail page and tell 'em "New Mexico needs an Apple Store". There'll be no money involved, but on your deathbeds you will receive total consciousness.
post #8 of 25
The Pentagon City store will be the 5th Apple store in the DC area. 3 inside the beltway and 2 just outside. Hope the local resellers have their act together. They really did need to get one closer to downtown anyway.

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Originally posted by jimhill
And here we sit in NM with a pile of high-tech, high-salary weenies in the Los Alamos-Santa Fe-Albuquerque-Socorro-Las Cruces corridor with nary a store in the state.

Help me out here, folks...hit Apple's retail page and tell 'em "New Mexico needs an Apple Store". There'll be no money involved, but on your deathbeds you will receive total consciousness.

Total consciousness? On my deathbed? Isn't death when you lose consciousness? I'm assuming you were going for something in the 'enlightenment' field?
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Northbrook Court is a strange choice, in my opinion. With Woodfield Mall 30 minutes to the west, and Old Orchard just about 10 minutes to the south, I think the only option for Apple to not begin taking business away from itself would be the mini store, as stated in the article.

The north shore is very wealthy, and this may prove to be a really great place for it, though by looking at a map I would have put it in Vernon Hills, or even Gurnee (both less rich areas, per capita, but less Apple presence.) Having it further north would also bring in the southern Wisconsin crowd, 'cause who the heck is gonna drive all the way up to the western suburbs of Milwaukee? Not I.

Now that I think about it, all the northern Illinois stores - without an exception I can think of - have CompUSAs very close by. I wouldn't be surprised if the Apple retail planners were looking at maps of CompUSA locations, putting down tracing paper, and drawing a circle around all those locations to pick the next Apple stores, since for those stores to thrive, there must be a healthy computer-buying market nearby. And why do the legwork all over again when you can copy off your buddy's homework?
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Originally posted by MCQ
It better be a mini store for the Florida Mall one. That's less than 10 minutes away from Millenia.

Actually, it'd be nice if they opened one up with a theater in it.

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post #12 of 25
damn it! STILL nothing in louisiana... maybe they'll accidentally put one here soon. hey, apple, they are about to build the largest mall in louisiana TEN MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE, in the richest parish in the state.

hello? is anyone listening? cupertino, pick up the phone!!!
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Originally posted by rok
damn it! STILL nothing in louisiana... maybe they'll accidentally put one here soon. hey, apple, they are about to build the largest mall in louisiana TEN MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE, in the richest parish in the state.

hello? is anyone listening? cupertino, pick up the phone!!!

What is the opening date of the mall. You may have just hit upon when Apple comes to Louisiana.
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Total consciousness? On my deathbed? Isn't death when you lose consciousness? I'm assuming you were going for something in the 'enlightenment' field?

Actually, it's from a quotation by the great Carl Spackler:

"So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
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Originally posted by jimhill
And here we sit in NM with a pile of high-tech, high-salary weenies in the Los Alamos-Santa Fe-Albuquerque-Socorro-Las Cruces corridor with nary a store in the state.

Don't forget El Paso, TX!!! CompUSA just doesn't do it for me anymore
post #16 of 25
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Originally posted by Sayhey
What is the opening date of the mall. You may have just hit upon when Apple comes to Louisiana.

they haven't even broke ground yet, BUT they have proven they can finish assembly a fairly large mall near where i live in a year, and have tenants even earlier (in the units that they complete first). i'll have to check with my wife when she gets back tonight, as she's the one who read about it.

honestly, we have fairly terrible malls in the area. lakeside is big, but has suffered from decades of mall rats, hammond square is a pathetic joke that is half occupied and falling apart, slidell's is a strange, long beast with two floors of a dillard split across the mall from each other, and, too, has suffered from mallrat erosion... about the only malls i would wager apple moving into at this time would be the riverfront, which is a tourist draw -- could definitely fit a mini store in there, or the esplanade, but while that's a nice mall, i just don't think there'd be enough local interest -- but, it IS near the compusa in town, so if the previous poster's theory is right, that's where it will end up )

and hey, they're building a best buy merely seven minutes from my house. in two years, i might go from technology famine to feast!
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Originally posted by rok
they haven't even broke ground yet, BUT they have proven they can finish assembly a fairly large mall near where i live in a year, and have tenants even earlier (in the units that they complete first). i'll have to check with my wife when she gets back tonight, as she's the one who read about it.

honestly, we have fairly terrible malls in the area. lakeside is big, but has suffered from decades of mall rats, hammond square is a pathetic joke that is half occupied and falling apart, slidell's is a strange, long beast with two floors of a dillard split across the mall from each other, and, too, has suffered from mallrat erosion... about the only malls i would wager apple moving into at this time would be the riverfront, which is a tourist draw -- could definitely fit a mini store in there, or the esplanade, but while that's a nice mall, i just don't think there'd be enough local interest -- but, it IS near the compusa in town, so if the previous poster's theory is right, that's where it will end up )

and hey, they're building a best buy merely seven minutes from my house. in two years, i might go from technology famine to feast!

The Riverwalk mall maybe the place to look for an opening. It is owned by the Rouse Company, which also owns such malls as Bridgewater Commons, Christiana Mall, Paramus Park, Pioneer Place, and many others that Apple has stores in. I don't know what the mall is like, but if Apple continues with expansion as usual, it sounds like a likely spot.
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Originally posted by Sayhey
The Riverwalk mall maybe the place to look for an opening. It is owned by the Rouse Company, which also owns such malls as Bridgewater Commons, Christiana Mall, Paramus Park, Pioneer Place, and many others that Apple has stores in. I don't know what the mall is like, but if Apple continues with expansion as usual, it sounds like a likely spot.

oops. riverwalk... i knew that. shows how much i go mall shopping.

and rouse company? are they the same who own rouses supermarket chain in the state, or is that just a coincidence. interesting.

yeah, i think riverwalk is the most likely candidate as of this writing, and it is located near the districts where a high percentage of the design firms and galleries are located.
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post #19 of 25
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Originally posted by bredlo
Northbrook Court is a strange choice, in my opinion. With Woodfield Mall 30 minutes to the west, and Old Orchard just about 10 minutes to the south, I think the only option for Apple to not begin taking business away from itself would be the mini store, as stated in the article.

The north shore is very wealthy, and this may prove to be a really great place for it, though by looking at a map I would have put it in Vernon Hills, or even Gurnee (both less rich areas, per capita, but less Apple presence.) Having it further north would also bring in the southern Wisconsin crowd, 'cause who the heck is gonna drive all the way up to the western suburbs of Milwaukee? Not I.

Now that I think about it, all the northern Illinois stores - without an exception I can think of - have CompUSAs very close by. I wouldn't be surprised if the Apple retail planners were looking at maps of CompUSA locations, putting down tracing paper, and drawing a circle around all those locations to pick the next Apple stores, since for those stores to thrive, there must be a healthy computer-buying market nearby. And why do the legwork all over again when you can copy off your buddy's homework?

I live in Gurnee. I was expecting an Apple Store at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Hawthorn is going to be expanded and has become more "upscale" so it would make sense to open a store there. Northbrook Court is VERY upscale but is WAY too close to Old Orchard Mall. Yes, Apple will compete with itself. Oh, BTW, there is a CompUSA about a half mile away!

Putting a store in Gurnee Mills would be great (for me) but unlikely. It is still considered an "upscale super-outlet" center although it seems to be in some state of transition. So Hawthorn would be perfect. Northbrook Court is not very big or attractive but is so darn pricey that many people shy away from shopping there and prefer Old Orchard instead.

I hope this info is wrong. Northbrook Court is a poor location for any kind of Apple Store.
post #20 of 25
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Originally posted by rok
oops. riverwalk... i knew that. shows how much i go mall shopping.

and rouse company? are they the same who own rouses supermarket chain in the state, or is that just a coincidence. interesting.

yeah, i think riverwalk is the most likely candidate as of this writing, and it is located near the districts where a high percentage of the design firms and galleries are located.

I guess it is really owned by General Growth Properties which bought Rouse last August. I don't know anything about the supermarket chain.

Somehow, Apple has got to get a store in New Orleans - it is soon to be the largest US metro area without a store! Right now only Virginia Beach stands in the way, and the rumors are that won't last long.
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I just wanna know when they're gonna open up the century city store in LA. Granted, theres 2 other apple stores within 10-15 minutes from there, but still! I want more job oppurtunities!

Damn you apple retail for not hiring me! I have more experience than any of the weenies at your store AND I already switch people! Just pay me for it already!

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Originally posted by Louzer
Total consciousness? On my deathbed? Isn't death when you lose consciousness? I'm assuming you were going for something in the 'enlightenment' field?

Caddyshack reference

Gunga Allunga!!
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Originally posted by I Thrash Therefore I Am
Damn you apple retail for not hiring me! I have more experience than any of the weenies at your store AND I already switch people! Just pay me for it already!

a friend of mine in toronto said, as soon as they start hiring for genius' for their store, he's going to apply and say "i'm already going to be here every day helping people and selling merchandise. you may as well pay me for it..."

When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

-...
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Originally posted by rok
a friend of mine in toronto said, as soon as they start hiring for genius' for their store, he's going to apply and say "i'm already going to be here every day helping people and selling merchandise. you may as well pay me for it..."


I'm considering going to uni of toronto when I transfer, so maybe I'll see him there. God knows I'll be trying to get a job there.
post #25 of 25
I know there are some people who are down on the idea of a Northbrook Court Apple Store. I'll humbly offer a different point of view.

I used to rent a house in Lake Forest, Illnois. There is a great deal of money on the North Shore, and when I lived there, I rarely traveled all the way to Old Orchard to things. Oh sure, it was cool to go once in the Spring, but not on a regular basis.

Woodfield Mall is laughingly long travel time from the North Shore to do on a regular basis. Traveling North/South is much easier then East/West here in Northern Illinois.

I live in McHenry county now--on your way to Rockford, and I go to Woodfield from my Apple Store needs.

Northbrook Court seems to cater to a clientele who has money, and these people don't want to travel very far to spend it.

Either way, in this case. more is more, and it's a good thing(TM).

-mattyqp
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