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crdean1
Apr 4, 2006, 12:08 PM
I did not see this on ifo Apple Store or Apple's website, but it was confirmed to me by Southlake Town Square's management office that Apple will be opening their Southlake Store this weekend along with the Grand Opening of "Grand Avenue."

For those of you who don't know, Southlake is just North of Dallas/Fort Worth by about 15 minutes, and would be a great place to spend the day as they have many great shops and restaurants.

I can't tell, but by the looks of the flyer (http://www.southlaketownsquare.com/grandopening.html) on the Grand Opening, it looks as if the Apple Store Southlake (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/stores/southlake_0329.html)might be giving away a $500 gift certificate. Anyone know anything about this??

Photos of store were from ifo apple store (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/), and for more information on Southlake Town Square, check out www.southlaketownsquare.com .

I'll be there with a buddy of mine. Anyone else going?

rjgonzales
Apr 4, 2006, 01:22 PM
Son of a .................
Wouldn't you know it.....this is the first weekend in over six months my wife and I are going out of town.:mad:

ToddW
Apr 4, 2006, 01:36 PM
i'm up for going to this. this one is closer to where i live, now if they would just get a store in FW

crdean1
Apr 4, 2006, 04:18 PM
Update, it is on apple's website now.

See: http://www.apple.com/retail/southlaketownsquare/week/20060409.html

...so I guess it's official.

peterparker
Apr 5, 2006, 09:53 AM
I'll be there. Anybody else from Houston going?

crdean1
Apr 7, 2006, 08:54 AM
What's up peterparker, what time are you guys coming...I am picking a buddy up at 5:30 to be there around 6:00am. The wait will most likely be outside this time, and it should be nice weather....now if I could just find an extra battery for the pb (or maybe I can squeeze 4 hours out of mine), I'll be in business. Ha!

Ryan

peterparker
Apr 7, 2006, 09:06 AM
I'll be there hopefully around 8ish, leaving today and staying in Irving tonight. Mrs. peterparker has a prior engagement so she'll be missing out on this one. See ya there.

crdean1
Apr 7, 2006, 09:13 AM
Yes, my wife really wanted to come to this one, but is working tomorrow. (the first Sat. she has had to work all year)

Sooo...my equally fanatical friend John is coming, and we'll save you a spot.

See you there.

rjgonzales
Apr 7, 2006, 09:34 AM
Just a word of warning to everyone coming to Southlake for this event. Saturday is not just the opening of a new Apple store, but the opening of an entire new division of Southlake Towne Square (Southlake's "outdoor mall"). In fact I have driven through the part of the parking lot that is accessable and have not been able to see the Apple Store as much of this new section is partitioned off to the public and I imagine it will be until the Grand Opening. I don't know what this will do to those planning on standing in some sort of line.

This has been hyped for quite a while and will be the thing to do. There is a parade planned and the majority of the community is expected to be in attendance. Good Luck.

peterparker
Apr 7, 2006, 06:00 PM
Ummm, well traffic kind of sucked getting out of Houston. Decided to stay in Conroe tonight and head up in the morning. Hopefully get there before they open...

crdean1
Apr 7, 2006, 06:49 PM
Fear not, my friend, there is a Starbucks onsite, which should cure any road wear, and we should be toward the front of the line.

Wpod, Capt. Underpants, you guys coming to this one?

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 06:47 AM
I'm here, and some guy got here with his Dad at Midnight. It's coooollllddd!!

Edit: Add pic.

iSaint
Apr 8, 2006, 07:49 AM
I'm here, and some guy got here with his Dad at Midnight. It's coooollllddd!!

Edit: Add pic.

How far back in line are you?

Trowaman
Apr 8, 2006, 07:49 AM
aghjakhrrgh; grrrrr. . .

ok, I'm up, going for a shower, there in an hour. I shouldn't have stayed up all night playing X-Men Legends 2.

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 07:53 AM
How far back in line are you?

I am the empty chair, 5th in line. My buddy John is next to me typing on his pb. Wives did not make it this early. The kid in the front, and his dad were here at midnight, and there was a break-in overnight in the town square. The cops came up to them and they said they were waiting for the Apple Store opening. Ha!

I'm sure the cops were like, ummm..hmmm.

Edit: Fingersssss are freeeeziing! Trying to run as many programs as possible, maximizing heat. Hope the battery lasts.

Trowaman
Apr 8, 2006, 10:47 AM
and there in the store, after the ungodly mob it was to get into the store.

anyways . . .

nice store, good size, studio along the back wall. IT's all good. :-D

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 12:23 PM
Fun Opening, Big Store!

Line was a mess.

Anyway, here are the obligatory pics from today's opening:

http://homepage.mac.com/crdean1/coldplaypictures/PhotoAlbum6.html

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 04:15 PM
I'm here, and some guy got here with his Dad at Midnight.

I'm the guy that got there at Midnight with his dad!

iSaint
Apr 8, 2006, 05:23 PM
I'm the guy that got there at Midnight with his dad!


Welcome to MacRumors! You're famous already!

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 05:27 PM
Welcome to MacRumors! You're famous already!

haha yea I guess so!

It was neat being first to go in...for a second I was kinda worried because some of the people were complaing and acting foolish! But the Apple people made sure I was first!

I'm working on a video so I'll have that out in a second!

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 05:39 PM
Okay I got a video out...its small because its a 8 minute movie and I didn't want it to be to big for anyone. But if you want a better quality one just tell me on AIM or YIM or here

Southlake Apple Store Opening Video (http://homepage.mac.com/lilrazztx1/applestore/iMovieTheater105.html)
BETTER QUALITY VERSION! (http://homepage.mac.com/lilrazztx1/applestore/iMovieTheater106.html)

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 06:59 PM
Mac geeks...

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 07:05 PM
Mac geeks...

I would love to have your iMac G4 :D lol

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 07:18 PM
razzmatazz, sweet, glad you are a part of the greatness of MR. I am glad they recognized letting you guys in first. It was chaos this morning. I am actually back here for a second time. Our wives drug us back up here, so we are playing w/ the macbooks and they are looking at clothes.

Sweet!

I am on the left in peterparker's pic and my buddy John is on the right, and am actually standing in the same place that pic was taken this morning, I am most definitely a geek.

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 07:20 PM
I am glad they recognized letting you guys in first. It was chaos.

Did yall get ahead of the people that cut ahead? I was telling the Apple Employee that yall were with me.

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 07:24 PM
Did yall get ahead of the people that cut ahead? I was telling the Apple Employee that yall were with me.

Yeah, that was great. The lady trying to question the store manager "where is it that it tells me I have to get in line?". I think I got that on video, gonna post shortly when I get the smaller stuff exported.

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 07:25 PM
Yeah, that was great. The lady trying to question the store manager "where is it that it tells me I have to get in line?". I think I got that on video, gonna post shortly when I get the smaller stuff exported.

Haha...I told my dad as if talking to them if yall want to be first show up at Midnight next time!

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 07:45 PM
Chopped down versions of the videos I shot...

uno (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake1.mov), dos (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake2.mov)

katie ta achoo
Apr 8, 2006, 08:04 PM
Ah! It looked so fun!

I wish I could've gone, but my parents refuse to let me drive to Dallas for a grand opening... :rolleyes: :p

Anyone coming down for the Memorial city mall one? If you tell me ahead of time, I'll bring enough donuts for us! :D

I'm glad that MacRumors was represented. First few people in line, rock on!

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 08:15 PM
Chopped down versions of the videos I shot...

uno (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake1.mov), dos (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake2.mov)

Nice Videos

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 08:17 PM
Anyone coming down for the Memorial city mall one? If you tell me ahead of time, I'll bring enough donuts for us! :D

I do plan on going to that one!

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 08:24 PM
Anyone coming down for the Memorial city mall one? If you tell me ahead of time, I'll bring enough donuts for us! :D


Good idea! You get the doughnuts, I'll hold your place in line ;)

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 10:19 PM
Good idea! You get the doughnuts, I'll hold your place in line ;)

Ditto

katie ta achoo
Apr 8, 2006, 10:24 PM
Awesome.. now, to find a donut shoppe that will be open at 4 AM, when I head out there! :p

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 10:27 PM
Awesome.. now, to find a donut shoppe that will be open at 4 AM, when I head out there! :p

Cool, so you'll be second in line! I'll be ready for doughnuts by the time you get there :D

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 10:27 PM
Awesome.. now, to find a donut shoppe that will be open at 4 AM, when I head out there! :p

Your heading out that late? lol

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 10:35 PM
Well, just returned home from Southlake (again), and realized I am a star. Great videos razzmatazz and peterparker. Would you mind if I sent them to Paramount and/or the WB. I really think I have good potential as an extra.:eek:

RD

razzmatazz
Apr 8, 2006, 10:38 PM
Well, just returned home from Southlake (again), and realized I am a star. Great videos razzmatazz and peterparker. Would you mind if I sent them to Paramount and/or the WB. I really think I have good potential as an extra.:eek:

RD

No...Aftershock works alone...no need for Paramount and WB :D

peterparker
Apr 8, 2006, 10:38 PM
Well, just returned home from Southlake (again), and realized I am a star. Great videos razzmatazz and peterparker. Would you mind if I sent them to Paramount and/or the WB. I really think I have good potential as an extra.:eek:

RD

Sure, no problem. Need the higher resolution files? :)

crdean1
Apr 8, 2006, 10:47 PM
Well, I would accept the higher res files, but I don't want to come across overconfident. :cool:

...also, let me know if you guys hear anything about when that Memorial City store is opening.

JohnMarkHarris
Apr 10, 2006, 07:25 PM
Chopped down versions of the videos I shot...

uno (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake1.mov), dos (http://www.davidmichaelholmes.com/videos/southlake2.mov)

GREAT Videos! Especially the handsom man in the Cubs Hat.

crdean1
Apr 10, 2006, 08:05 PM
Welcome to MR, Mr. Harris.

JohnMarkHarris
Apr 10, 2006, 08:19 PM
Having been a bystander for a while, I've been drawn in to the world of MacRumors. So here I am... See y'all around...

drumpat01
Apr 21, 2006, 02:22 AM
sweet! you can see my best friend who was standing right next to me and then half of my body for about 1 second. Still, kinda cool.

FireArse
Apr 21, 2006, 03:09 AM
This brings back good memories of standing in the queue of Regents Street opening - we wll wanted iPod's or iPod Mini's at the time. Rumours in the queue were spreading like wildfire.
We all got Luckybags (well the first 250 ppl anyway) and we loved it. The atmosphere was friendly - StarBucks even offered free coffee!! :)

Good times. My brother and I are still on the Regents Street minisite :) I think we only got about 2hours sleep that night. very cold November I'll tell ya!

Were we the last store to offer the LuckyBags?

FireArse