Boylston Street Store Opening Set

May 5, 2008

Apple will open its latest high-profile store on Boylston Street (Boston) on Friday, May 16th at 6 p.m. The three-story store will feature a impressive glass façade once the Green Monster covering is removed. The opening is expected to draw attendees from all points on the globe. (Later determined to be May 15th!)

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Jake May 5, 2008 at 2229

When do you think people will start lining up/camping out? I want to be near/at the head of the line.

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Brian Kaempen May 5, 2008 at 2240

Not to toot my own horn too loudly, but I guessed this back in April:

“So the scaffolding comes down which means final sidewalk work, I’m hedging my bet for 3 weeks from now on May 17th as the opening date. That gives them sufficient time to rip up the old sidewalk and replace it with a new one and have that cure in time for literally thousands of people to trample on within several hours.

April 25, 2008 at 7:59 am”

-Brian

P.S. Gary replied that large stores open on fridays, thus my estimate would be friday the 16th, not saturday the 17th. [IFO-- Toot, toot!]

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ChrisClark May 6, 2008 at 0514

Well, I’m glad to hear that it’ll be on a Friday, which is a day that I’m in town for work. I know I’ll probably be at the end of a very long line, but I’ll probably just stop by after I get out at 5.

Wonder if I can scrape up the change to buy a new iPod/iPhone that night. My current 3G iPod is still kicking, but running out of juice pretty rapidly each day.

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Rhea May 6, 2008 at 1131

This is going to be great. No more driving out to Chestnut Hill Mall, like I used to.

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Jafo May 8, 2008 at 0605

This date is wrong.

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ChrisClark May 8, 2008 at 0609

How do you know, Jafo? It’s not that I don’t believe you — walking by there every day, I get the sneaking suspicion that they’re not going to be done by next Friday — but I’m just wondering.

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Ryan May 8, 2008 at 0721

Well, I was at an interview seminar for this Store, and they said they’d be bringing employees on for training the end of April, and the store would be opening “May-ish”

I haven’t been by there recently to check it’s progress, I haven’t even seen the green monster replica in person yet.

But is it typical for Apple to only give a weeks notice for the opening of store, let alone a Flagship store?

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ChrisClark May 8, 2008 at 0735

Interesting. So, did you get the job? Have you had training somewhere yet?

You should definitely check out the green monster replica before they take it down. It’s really cool.

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Mark May 8, 2008 at 1023

I’ve been checking the progress almost daily. The glass staircase has been installed. I don’t see why they can’t open by the 16th. I remember pictures of the West 14th store just a week before they opened, and the interior was just a concrete shell.

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Ryan May 8, 2008 at 1043

No, Sadly, I didn’t get past the first part. I’m sure there were quite a few more qualified applicants than I. and I heard that they were taking alot of internal employees from other stores (cambridgeside) etc…. and relocating to the new store.

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Ryan May 12, 2008 at 2104

Woo Hoo! got picked by the site to be a correspondant. Can’t wait for Thursday!

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