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Apple to open new Stanford Mall store

Original post made on Sep 5, 2013

After two years of blithe "no comment" from Apple, the tech company is finally acknowledging what has long been apparent to all -- it's building a new store at Stanford Shopping Center.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9:31 AM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

Looking forward to the opening of the Stanford store. But Apple
needs to remove the two damaged surplus freeway berms placed in
front of the University Ave store shortly after it opened last year.
They look awful, destroy the whole visual effect of the store
facade, as well as the University Ave streetscape. If a barrier of
some kind is needed there, they could construct an attractive iron rail fence for example. Surely Apple can do better than this on
University Ave in Downtown Palo Alto. Steve Jobs used to say "a fence must look good on both sides".

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

I'm sure the happiest people (other than the flocks of customers who crowd into the current store) will be the Windows store staff who will be relieved not to have the "noisy neighbor" always attracting so many people, and suffering so badly by comparison.

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Posted by TimH
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

I know that many Palo Altans absolutely revere Apple and will treat this store as a destination, but for others, what a bore. As an Apple customer and user, I still don't see reason for the hype. As for Stanford Shopping Center, the old "Scientific Revolution" store had more interesting content than an Apple appliance store. Perhaps these themes may be combined without need for a "genius" to explain them. ;)

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Posted by Local
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Glad to hear a more substantial store is opening as it can be difficult parking on/ near University Ave. Please have HR re-train the manager and employees.
We stopped going in this small outlet due to the arrogant and
patronizing manner we always received . All of us over 60 are not
tech-ignorant and everyone should be received respectfully .

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Posted by Like for Apple Barrier
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I don't mind the concrete barriers downtown PA in front of Apple. Downtown is looking grunge now and the barriers fit the urban landscape. I like them keep them there for safety. Don't spend more $$$.

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Posted by Perkoy
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Why does PA need two big Apple stores in close proximity? We do not need two Bloomingdales in close proximity

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Posted by member
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I agree with the bad barriers. As I drove with my son on Florence toward the store, I commented on the barriers. My son's suggestion was to replace them with white apples, the size of the red balls they have at Target stores.

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm


I love your son's imaginative suggestion! Wonderful idea.

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Posted by jb
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I'll be glad to see what has happened to the frog fountain that used to be outside that location. A sign appeared on their fencing stating that it would be moved to "another location." Ruth Asawa's fountain was not the only one that has offended Apple's majesty and presence.

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Posted by Bear market
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

"Why does PA need two big Apple stores in close proximity?"

Of course PA doesn't NEED two Apple stores, but the market seems to bear it. If one starts to lose money, I'm sure it will be closed.

Similarly, why does PA need nine Starbucks?

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