Posted by Steve, a resident of Menlo Park, on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:36 am
"How does a store opening become headline news? Did Apple pay for this story?"
You've got to be kidding. A lot of us have been waiting months for this store to open so this is news of the highest order that I had heard nothing about previously. Thanks much to the PA Weekly for providing this information. It changes my plans for this weekend.
As for the parking, didn't PA recently build 3 new parking structures in the downtown area? This grand opening may push them to capacity but once the excitement dies down I expect that the new store to generate about the same business as the old one and parking has not been an issue previously. Why the negativity? Seems like just an excuse to rant rather than celebrate this huge addition to the downtown scene.
Posted by Sue, a resident of Menlo Park, on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:41 am
To "resident" of Downtown North: It concerns interested people, that's why the story is there! And people who went to the store's previous location will go there and wonder what happened to the store!! Somehow they must be notified that the store MOVED! Certainly I myself would want to know!!! You personally don't have to care!
To "Concerned resident": No, they did not build a new structure!! The building was there before, just updated! You would know this if you read Palo Alto Online every day.
Posted by Laura, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Welcome to the 21st century antiquated Palo Alto residents. Yes, a new store is news, especially one that brings as much money to Palo Alto as Apple does. Absolutely criminal? Really? Absolutely ridiculous is my comment to that. The Apple store moved into a large space that had been vacant since ZGallerie left town. I'm thankful they upgraded and beautified that area. I'm also thankful that they're filled with "kids" (I'm over 40 and LOVE the Apple store)using the internet and living in 2012. Move along folks, change is, in this case, a good thing.
Posted by Steve, a resident of Menlo Park, on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm
I agree completely. The energy & enthusiasm I experience in the Palo Alto Apple store is invigorating - whether I've come to buy something or just browse the latest gadgets. There's no other shopping experience that compares and the folks of all ages who shop here seem to be having as much fun as I am.
Posted by Martin, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2012 at 8:16 am
I visited the new Apple store this weekend ... What a waste!! It looks like a alleyway from the outside, and sounds like a train station from the inside. Perhaps Apple will pull the plug on this (no pun intended), and someone will fill it with plants.
Imagine trying to make a critical purchase decision with ear pain, and washed out screens. Somehow, I don't think this was Steve's vision.
Posted by Apple Fan - usually, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 am
I have to agree with Matin. Although I am normally a strong Apple backer, this is a terrible store. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the Apple head of retail was fired shortly after it opened. It is painfully loud - to the point I would think OSHA might be interested for worker safety. It is corporate and cold - a marble train station in all but name.