“Hoots, hollers, high-fives and a lineup hundreds of people long sounds like Commonwealth Stadium on game day,” Rosemary Westwood reports for The Edmonton Journal.
MacDailyNews Take: What, no “ehs?”
“But that was the scene outside Edmonton’s new Apple Store at 10 a.m. Saturday as the tech giant opened its sixth and largest Canadian outlet to anxious fans,” Westwood reports. “More than 600 people packed the 6,000-square-foot West Edmonton Mall location within the first hour, cheering along with Apple Store staff, while still more waited in line.”
Westwood reports, “Daniel Bell, the first in line, had been camping out since Friday morning but most shoppers arrived early Saturday to claim a spot and a free T-shirt for being one of the first 1,000 people in the store.”
“The lineup jammed the corridors of the mall’s upper level and confused some shoppers unaware of what the opening of an Apple Store means for loyalists like Jeremy Poley, who sported a Mac Geek T-shirt and Apple baseball cap,” Westwood reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Ah, there’s the “ehs,” eh.
Full article here.
Vue Weekly has posted video of the grand opening via YouTube:
Direct link via YouTube here.
Flickr user jon-lin has posted still photos from the grand opening celebration here.