“Before there was an Apple store under a giant futuristic cube near New York’s Central Park or beneath a sleek glass cylinder in Shanghai, there was ‘store 001’ on the second floor of a 70s-era suburban California shopping mall,” Sarah McBride reports for Reuters.
MacDailyNews Take: Someday they’ll have to add another zero. Apple’s about a third of the way there with about 325 retail stores worldwide.
McBride reports, “It may be unassuming and, yes, a bit uncool, but it’s not forgotten, not by Christmas shoppers who flock these days to the Glendale Galleria mall and especially not by Appleheads at the core of the cult brand. Doors actually opened on May 19, 2001, the same day as another Apple store in Virginia’s Tysons Corner, a shopping mecca outside Washington D.C.. But the one in a brown-brick mall in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale is listed as store 001 in Apple rankings.”
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MacDailyNews Take: I give them two years before they’re turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake. – David Goldstein, Channel Marketing Corp. President, remarking on Apple’s launch of retail stores, May 21, 2001
We contacted Davey for an updated quote, but the only thing he had to utter was a monotone “You want fries with that?”
Nice hat, Davey.
MacDailyNews Note: Applehead cultists, the next cult of Apple indoctrination is rumored to be coming in January 2011. Don’t miss your chance to hear The Master speak and bathe in His RDF! Following the event, we’ll hop into the vans and go door to door selling iTunes Gift Cards and soliciting Windows to Mac switchers. As usual, the Kool-aid reception is planned for later that evening – all are welcome. Do not forget your robes!