Long lines greet opening of new Apple Store in Greenwich, Connecticut

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac “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.]


  1. They are unbelievably rich in that town…they will stay in line until a trendier activity comes along…or until they are distracted something else that is shiny….

    just my $0.02

  2. Obviously the lines of people were a result of the … free concert? Free Zunes? Free Line-Dancing show?

    Hmmm, what tacky novelty did Apple contrive in order to bribe the Wal-Mart shoppers away from the aisle-long freezers full of yellow-box frozen dinners, to get them to appear at an Apple Store?

    Or am I thinking of someone else?

  3. Cool, Right Off the Metro-North RR Station.

    Too bad I don’t live in Connecticut anymore. I used to travel from Grand Central Station in NYC to Belin, CT almost every Friday & Saturday. I once had an iPod Nano Go on the Fritz on my way. Would’ve been convenient if that store would’ve been open then. 5 minute walk.

    Better than going over 30 miles Round-trip from home to Apple Store West Farms in Farmington, CT. Damn.!!!

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