updated 12:10 pm EDT, Fri October 15, 2010
Exploits seldom-used design
Apple has announced that its Lincoln Park retail store, long under construction, will finally open to the public on October 23rd at 10AM. The shop is located at 801 W. North Avenue in Chicago, which is also near the intersection of North Clybourn and North Halstead. Regular store hours will run from 9AM to 9PM Monday through Saturday, and from 11AM to 7PM on Sunday. The first workshops start on Sunday, October 24th.
Several factors have held up the outlet's debut. Its layout is based on the arrangement of the Scottsdale Quarter Apple Store in Arizona, which is unusual in having glass facades at both the front and the back of the building. Some time was also spent waiting for the renovation of a nearby plaza and transit station, and complications arose when steel panels for the store were found to be warped.