updated 11:10 am EST, Wed February 8, 2006
Apple coming to Boulder
Apple has signed a lease for a fourth retail store in Colorado. The company has leased 4,900 square feet in the Twenty Ninth Street area of Boulder, Colorado, in the midst of a huge redevelopment project, according to the DailyCamera. The store is set to open in the fall, according to the report, wich also stated that Boulder has an above-average Mac user base in Boulder due to the University of Colorado and its students. One local filmmaker told the DailyCamera that many Boulder residents already travel to the Cherry Creek Apple store because "employees there are better trained and computer-savvy than those at other computer stores."
According to the report, the Twenty Ninth Street developers sought after Apple because the Apple store commitment has "made the project more attractive to other retailers... Apple is considered a draw for well-heeled shoppers and a retailer that thoroughly researches its locations before committing."
The store would be Apple's fourth in the state. The company already has two stores open in Denver (Cherry Creek) and Littleton (Aspen Grove) and has plans for a new 3,231 square foot store in FlatIron Crossing, Colorado. The Flatiron store is set to open later this year and already has a 'coming soon' sign at the location.
The store would continue to push Apple's retail expansion, as it continues add new locations. Last weekend Apple opened a store in Paramus, New Jersey (Garden State) and this weekend it plans on opening a new store in Irvine, California (Irvine Spectrum).