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Apple plans fourth retail store in Colorado

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).

by MacNN Staff




  1. itguy05

    Joined: Dec 1969


    s**** that

    We need a store in Pensyltuckey (Central PA). While I don't mind driving to Baltimore, DC or Philly, I think an Apple store would be a welcome addition. We have exactly 1 reseller here and they are OK, but not that great. Apple's presence would ROCK!

  1. beverson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    h*** yeah

    This has been rumored for a while (a year?), but I got a little worried when the Flatirons store in Broomfield was announced, since it's less than 15 minutes away from the site of the new 29th St. development. No worries now!

  1. whitakerg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    New Apple Stores

    I don't know if you have any conduit to apple other than the chance that someone at apple will read your articals. However on the chance that you do and that you might be willing to champion my cause, I would like to plead my case. Albuquerque New Mexico was the 33 largest city in the US in 2004, I don't know where they ranked in '05. The nearest Apple store is in Littleton CO 325 miles away. There are two apple retailers in town. The first is CompUSA which sucks for support or getting any thing in a timely manner. The other is an upscale electronics and appliance store called Ballios, which is to small to get any attention from Apple. I have been chacking both retailers 3 to 4 times a week for the family pack of iLife'06. Not only have they not received it, they can not tell me when they will receive it. When My iPod locked up on me went to the place of purchase (CompUSA) and was told I had to call apple care since it was under warranty. I called and was told to take it to the nearest Apple Store, where if they could not fix it they would give me a new one. I told her I wish I could, but that was a 6 hour drive. This just floored her. She could not conceive of any place in the US being that far from an Apple store. After convincing her that New Mexico is in fact in the United States, she said I could mail it in, but to expect about 3 weeks turn around time. I ended up taking it to Ballios where they were able to reset it. Albuquerque really needs an Apple Store. I have been using Apple products since the 48K of usable RAM in an Apple II (Prior to the memory management chip that allowed the processor to access more than 64K). I currently have four macs at home and it is really frustrating that the only version of iLife 06 available here is the single license version for $79. I want the Family pack with 5 licenses for $99.

    George Whitaker

  1. mymacluvsme

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I understand your frustrations when you need to take hardware in (as in the case of your iPod), but for iLife '06 Family Pack, why don't you order it from the Apple Store online?

  1. iboyindigo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple Retail

    The likelyhood of an Apple retail store in your area greatly depends on Apple's relationship with surrounding resellers. Before Apple announced Broomfield or Boulder they were considering moving into the new upscale mall in Colorado Springs, a city that is nearly larger than Denver now. Apple decided against the Springs location at this time because Voelker Research, an Apple Reseller, does very strong business in this area and it would hurt their sales. Apple has no need to tread on a strong reseller as it its making money off them too. As for AppleCare repairs, CompUSA in Colorado can perform them and so can most resellers, I would check with them.

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