“After throwing open the doors of 356 Greenwich Ave. with a big countdown at 10 a.m., store employees handed out free T-shirts with ‘Greenwich Avenue’ written across the front to the first 1,000 customers,” Lisa Chamoff reports for The Advocate. “The shirts were gone about 40 minutes later.”
“About 75 employees were hired for the store, with most on hand for the big day, said Chris Getman, the ‘store leader,'” Chamoff reports. “The Greenwich Apple Store has pretty much the same products and services as the one six miles away at the Stamford Town Center mall, but people come out for the brand and experience, he said.”
Chamoff reports, “Nearby merchants viewed the frenzy Saturday morning with amusement. Though some Greenwich Avenue business owners worry that Apple, along with the new Ralph Lauren store further up the street, will create competition for parking, most look forward to the foot traffic.”
Full article here.
More info about Apple Store Greenwich Avenue here.
MacDailyNews Take: Chamoff must be misreading envy as amusement.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Phillip H.” for the heads up.]