New Apple Store Coming to Chicago's South Loop?

by

NewImage
A new Apple Store is coming to South Loop according to a Chicago city alderman. The store, which may be coming to the Roosevelt Collection, would join flagship stores Lincoln Park and North Michigan Avenue as Chicago's third store within the city limits. Apple has seven stores in Chicago suburbs.

The story, reported by Crain's Chicago Business, quotes Alderman Robert Fioretti (2nd) as saying Apple was "coming close" to moving into the complex, located at Wells Street and Roosevelt Road.

Top Rated Comments

ryanmcv Avatar
110 months ago

Wow, the elements in that picture are so misaligned:
The ceiling and floor match up perfectly with each other, but they they need to be moved to the right so that they line up with the entrance.

Given Apple fixed alignment issues like this at the 5th avenue store (and others, I believe,) I would think they would fix it here, too. I understand that the 5th avenue store is a "flagship" one, but it seems to me that that just means it's bigger, not that they give others less attention per square inch.


It looks like that particular Apple Store is inside of a shopping mall. I don't think Apple has much control over the floor tiles that the shopping mall uses.

Anyways, the present Apple Stores in Chicago are beautiful, so I can't wait to see what they do with this new one.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doc750 Avatar
110 months ago

I wish they would open a store in downstate Illinois. Maybe somewhere in the Champaign, Springfield, Bloomington area. Having to drive to Chicago / St. Louis / Indy from here is a haul just to go to an Apple Store.


There is a crappy store on green st in champaign
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thex1138 Avatar
110 months ago
New Store, Sydney

Well I guess my tip/submission[with photo] about the new Apple Store in Sydney, Australia has been ignored... :confused:

Well anyway its in the inner Sydney suburb of Broadway/Ultimo, Broadway Shopping Centre, Level 3. (https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=-33.884373,151.195049)
I will pop up a photo I took last week shortly...
Happy days!
:D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Densik Avatar
110 months ago
Long-time lurker here. I happen to live in the same neighborhood as this location, so I'm familiar with the layout. The space is within a large retail/housing/movie theatre complex that was finished just as the housing bubble burst, around 2008 or 2009. So far, the theater is the only commercial tenant, the rest is unleased. As far as I can tell, most o te retail space is unfinished, so Apple would have wide latitude in doing what they wanted with it.

If this turns out to be true, the only unhappy person will be my wife, who thinks I shovel enough money into Apple's coffers as it is.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theBB Avatar
110 months ago

You cant really tell the mall to move their floor and ceiling and align them....the apple store itself is aligned perfectly and symmetrically like always

According to Asymco's calculations, Apple spends almost 10 million dollars per store on average for refurbishing. I am sure they can tell the mall to rip out the $10k worth of tiles if they wish. :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7o7munoz7o7 Avatar
110 months ago

Wow, the elements in that picture are so misaligned:
The ceiling and floor match up perfectly with each other, but they they need to be moved to the right so that they line up with the entrance.

Given Apple fixed alignment issues like this at the 5th avenue store (and others, I believe,) I would think they would fix it here, too. I understand that the 5th avenue store is a "flagship" one, but it seems to me that that just means it's bigger, not that they give others less attention per square inch.


You cant really tell the mall to move their floor and ceiling and align them....the apple store itself is aligned perfectly and symmetrically like always
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

2020 apple shopping event

Apple Offering Up to $150 Gift Card With Select Products on Black Friday Through Cyber Monday

Monday November 23, 2020 2:53 am PST by
Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event, offering customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select products between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. The gift card values in the United States are as follows: $150 for 16-inch MacBook Pro $150 for 21.5-inch iMac $50 for 13-inch MacBook Pro $50 for MacBook Air $50 for iPhone SE,...
0 Deals Hero

Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Deals to Plan For

Saturday November 21, 2020 10:00 am PST by
In the lead-up to Black Friday next week, we've been putting a spotlight on the best deals coming from various retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. In an effort to further prepare our readers for the best Black Friday deals, we're breaking down what we think should be on your radar for Black Friday in 2020. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a...
app store christmas icon

Apple Shutting Down App Store Connect From December 23 to December 27

Monday November 23, 2020 10:14 am PST by
Apple shuts down App Store Connect for a week around the holidays each year in an effort to give App Store staff time off from work. This year, App Store Connect will be unavailable from December 23 to December 27. With App Store Connect unavailable, Apple will not accept new apps or app updates, so all pricing changes and new app submissions need to be locked in before those dates for...
Target November Deals 1

Black Friday Spotlight: Target Begins Week-Long Sale With Deals on iPhone 12, Powerbeats Pro, and More

Monday November 23, 2020 8:07 am PST by
We've been tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Target. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
ipad pro 2020 display

Black Friday Week Kicks Off With Up to $150 Savings on 2020 iPad Pro

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:37 pm PST by
As we head into Black Friday week, we're seeing some of the best deals of the season so far, with Amazon and Best Buy today discounting the latest iPad Pro models by up to $150 at the lowest prices we've ever tracked on these models. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep ...
mac mini macbook pro macbook air

Apple M1 Hands-On Comparison: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro vs. Mac Mini

Monday November 23, 2020 3:40 pm PST by
Apple's M1 Macs are out in the wild now, but ahead of the holidays, you might still be trying to figure out which one to pick up, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We've got all three of the new Macs available, so we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a hands-on overview of each machine in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
macos big sur m1 macs restore issue

Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Errors on M1 Macs

Sunday November 22, 2020 3:30 pm PST by
Shortly after the launch of Apple's new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional. Specifically, the error message would read: "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again." Over the weekend, Apple p...
max tech xcode benchmark m1 macbook

Video Demos Performance Differences Between 8GB and 16GB Apple M1 MacBook Pro

Monday November 23, 2020 2:54 pm PST by
All of the M1 Mac models use the same M1 chip, so the upgrade options are limited to SSD storage space and RAM. We haven't seen many comparisons that demonstrate the difference between a machine with 8GB RAM and the upgraded 16GB RAM option, but Max Tech today shared a video highlighting the performance between an 8GB MacBook Pro and a 16GB MacBook Pro. The video includes a series of...
iPhone 6s main

Rumor Claims iOS 15 to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and Original iPhone SE

Sunday November 22, 2020 9:25 am PST by
Apple will drop support for the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus in next year's release of iOS 15, according to a rumor shared today by Israeli site The Verifier. If the rumor is accurate, that would mean iOS 15 will be compatible with the following Apple devices: 2021 iPhone series iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro ...
new mac mini logicpro screen

M1 Macs Able to Run Up to Six External Displays Using DisplayLink

Tuesday November 24, 2020 6:53 am PST by
It is possible to run up to six external displays from the M1 Mac mini, and five external displays from the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, with the aid of DisplayPort adapters, according to YouTuber Ruslan Tulupov. This far exceeds Apple's specified limits on external displays with the M1 Macs. Apple's host of new M1 Macs are not capable of supporting as many external displays as their...