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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.

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ryanmcv Avatar
119 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.
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Doc750 Avatar
119 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
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Thex1138 Avatar
119 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
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Densik Avatar
119 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.
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theBB Avatar
119 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. :)
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7o7munoz7o7 Avatar
119 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)

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