Store Opening Will Use Autumn Motif

by Gary Allen on October 4, 2010

The future Lincoln Park (Chicago) retail store will open soon, as announced by a leafy, autumn motif on the white construction barricade that now surrounds the property. The white barricade appeared over the last few days, decorated with “leaves” in the shape of the stem in Apple’s famous logo. The leaves are in various shades of green, red and yellow, signifying the fall season, and form the words, “Lincoln Park.” A sign at the triangular corner of North Clybourn Avenue and North Halsted Street announces, “A vibrant opening. Fall 2010.” The motif may signal the design of the commemorative T-shirts that are given out during the store’s grand opening. The store will resemble the Scottsdale Quarter (Arizona) and similar stores that have two large windows at both ends of a boxy space. The store was finished at least two months ago, but the replacement of several warped stainless steel panels and the renovation of the adjacent plaza and transit station have delayed the grand opening. The store will reportedly open in mid-October.

A view of the south side of the store, looking north. The long barricade along N. Clybourn Ave. says "Apple Store - Lincoln Park."

At the corner of Clybourn and Halsted is this notice—it's an Apple store opening soon.

A view of the barricade along Clybourn Ave. with the Apple store beyond. The large window and suspended Apple logo are blacked out.

The letters are made up of "leaves" that resemble the stem in the Apple logo.

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Jess October 4, 2010 at 1934

OMG, finally! Can’t wait to attend the opening. This is gonna be great ^_^


Brianbobcat October 4, 2010 at 2122

FINALLY! Of course now my weekends are filling up, leaving just the weekend of the 22nd completely free. If it’s the 30th I’m gonna be completely pissed. Warped panels ‘eh? Any more details about that?


Paul October 15, 2010 at 1131

Good news, the opening is confirmed for October 23rd at 10am!


Brian October 5, 2010 at 0704

You say that the billboard says opening Fall 2020. That’s a long time to wait!


Gary October 5, 2010 at 1345

Yea, that would be a long time to wait, even for Apple enthusiasts! I’ve corrected the date.


Joe Mamma October 5, 2010 at 0839

You also have a verb conjugation error. It should be “have delayed the grand opening.”


Gary October 5, 2010 at 1346

That occurred to me while writing it, but thought it should agree with the nearest noun. Plural. I’ve corrected it.


k e k October 10, 2010 at 0913

Any more news on this – I don’t want to miss it. It is now the 10th – I will go by tonight and see if anything changed.


Gary October 10, 2010 at 1443

I’m watching the Apple retail store iPhone app, which seems to show stores before the regular Web page appears . Usually a store’s Web page appears around Monday night/Tuesday morning. I’m anticipating this coming weekend or next, but one nevers knows!


Brad October 15, 2010 at 1231

Its really unfortunate that in this urban location they have decided to create an imposing, window-less wall along the entire narrow Halsted sidewalk stretch, which faces Borders, as well as the side that faces the public transit station. Gosh, what a missed opportunity. Terrible.


Matt October 15, 2010 at 1315

The store will be opening next Saturday, the 23rd at 10AM.


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