“The wait is over. After months of secret renovations, Apple Computers [sic] opened the doors to its Los Gatos retail store on Sept. 6 to a crowd of hundreds of Apple fanatics wanting to be the first to experience the new store,” Shannon Burkey reports for The Los Gatos Weekly-Times.
“People began lining up at 11 a.m. for the 6 p.m. opening, and the line snaked down N. Santa Cruz Avenue then turned and went a block down Main Street,” Burkey reports.
“Once inside, shoppers were cheered and given high-fives by Apple employees. Each person also received a free T-shirt – a tradition at all store openings – for their patience in waiting in line,” Burkey reports. “Those waiting to get in jammed on their iPods, typed away on their Macs, took pictures with their iPhones and compared Apple products with their neighbors.”
“‘This is a pretty exciting day for Los Gatos, and the energy of the people is electric,’ said Mayor Joe Pirzynski. ‘This store is going to anchor N. Santa Cruz. This is the kind of service our people want.’ …The Los Gatos store is the 192nd opened by the company; store No. 191 was opened earlier the same evening in Louisville,” Burkey reports.
More in the full article, with photo, here.