Triple Opening This Week

by Gary Allen on September 4, 2007

Apple will have a triple grand opening week, including two stores mid-week at the unusual hour of 6 p.m. The Oxmoor Center (Louisville, Ken.) and Los Gatos (N. Calif.) stores will open Thursday evening at 6 p.m. [Los Gatos sneek peek]. Then the Natick Collection (Mass.) store will open Friday morning at the usual hour of 10 a.m. Strangely, the grand opening announcements do not mention the sweepstakes held at previous grand openings, although commemorative T-shirts will be handed out. Opening day for the Natick Collection store coincides with the opening of a 500,000 square-foot mall expansion. However, there’s no explanation for the two other stores’ non-standard opening day and time. Last January CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Apple would open “35 to 40″ stores by the end of September. With these three stores opening, the total opened during the fiscal year will be 28. There are least another five stores in the pipeline that could be ready to open by month’s end.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

mitch September 4, 2007 at 0546

sweet…I will be at the oxmoor store opening!


carlito September 4, 2007 at 0549

Maybe it’s to stock the new ipods (& iphones Nanos !!!) released on wednesday.

so no one can have a sneaky look


JD September 4, 2007 at 0813

Maybe the 6 p.m. time is to allow for FedEx to delivery the new iPods that are going to be “annouced” tomorrow.


Ed Wiser September 4, 2007 at 0819

Hey just when is the Louville store opening?
Last week you had Saturday now Thursday.
I stopped by to check out things Yesterday and the Mall info center had no clue when it would open. The black plywood covering was still up. Just checked the Apple Retail page and saw nothing on Kentucky.

This just might be new iPod hype by someone.


Ed Wiser September 4, 2007 at 0824

Hey Missed it at the bottom of the page.


Todd September 4, 2007 at 0951

Cannot wait for the new Louisville store to open up. I’ll be there when it opens. I really do hope that it opens on Thursday. That way I can head over there after I get out of class and get in line.


LL September 4, 2007 at 1222

Looks like I’ll be in LG Thursday evening!


Thomas September 4, 2007 at 1245

Hey Gary…

Did you notice that Los Gatos says its suppose to open on the 6th, however when you click into the directions it states that its opening on the 8th…

odd… which is which?


Jay September 4, 2007 at 1246

(sigh) How about 1 store in Vancouver BC?!! We’re only the 2nd biggest city in Canada.


ericlewis September 5, 2007 at 0315

and what about London, Ontario? hello?


Brian September 5, 2007 at 0447

Hmmm… I’m hoping for something new to buy! I’ll be getting down to the store in Los Gatos hoping to be one of the first 1,000.


Tom September 5, 2007 at 1055

Vancouver is only the 8th largest city in Canada
I’m sure you mean the metro area. However, Montreal is still nearly twice as large, so that would make Vancouver 3rd.


doug September 6, 2007 at 0918

Any idea how many tshirts they’ll have for the Natick Collection opening? Or how many they usually have at openings now? [IFO — They’ll have 1,000 T-shirts.]


Mike September 6, 2007 at 1022

Does anyone know if the Natick Collection Mall will be allowing anyone into the newly expanded area of the mall (Where the New Apple Store is located) prior to the Grand opening tomorrow morning? When I visited the mall earlier this week. access to the new section of the mall was blocked by ceiling to floor curtains on both levels.


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