Apple’s first retail store in the city of San Francisco will open in Union Square at One Stockton Street on Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The store will be one of Apple’s five flagship stores worldwide, joining flagship stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
“Our customers are consistently delighted with our unmatched level of service and our unique hands-on approach to learn about Apple’s products,” said Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail in the press release. “We look forward to welcoming thousands of Mac and PC users to our incredible new retail store in San Francisco, our seventh store in the Bay Area.”
A special preview of the store will be held for accredited media on Thursday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
Apple’s 75 retail stores have hosted almost 30 million visitors since the first Apple retail store opened in May 2001. The Apple Store San Francisco is the company’s seventh retail store in the Bay area and will complement existing Apple stores in Burlingame, Corte Madera, Emeryville, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and Walnut Creek.
At the Apple store, knowledgeable sales people are available to help customers learn about all the latest products from Apple including iLife ’04, Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring GarageBand, Apple’s revolutionary new music application that turns a Mac into a recording studio. The hands-on Apple store experience also provides visitors with a chance to test-drive Apple’s entire product line including the new iPod mini and the family of best-selling iPod digital music players, as well as the full line of Apple notebooks and desktop computers. Customers can also visit the Genius Bar where they can get their Mac questions answered by an Apple ‘Genius.’
Additional information about Apple’s retail stores is available at [url=http://www.apple.com/retail]http://www.apple.com/retail[/url].