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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Redesigned and Expanded Third Street Promenade Apple Store Opens in Santa Monica, CA




Apple has opened its new Third Street Promenade Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA. The store has the same design as the new Palo Alto location, with a slightly smaller implementation as the Upper West Side store in Manhattan.

Apple's old Third Street Promenade location was one of the early Apple Stores and was an extremely popular location that was almost always crowded to capacity. The new store should allow considerably more foot traffic.

Apple proposed the new store to the Santa Monica planning commission more than a year ago, with the new building gaining approval without so much as a discussion.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Redesigned to look like any other apple store in the world...
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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Redesigned to look like any other apple store in the world...
Wow such an original comment.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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Wow such an original comment.
As original as apple's design of their stores.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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Approved immediately without discussion. You know why?

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...119006679.html

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Measure Y, which was passed by over 60% of the voters on the November 2nd ballot, increases the city's tax rate from 9.75 percent to 10.25 percent.

The city expects to collect an additional $11.4 million from the tax in its first year, Finance Director Carol Swindel, told the Santa Monica Daily Press.
In addition to that, Apple is notoriously above code on their architectural plans.

It still took a YEAR.

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Been wondering if Apple has some special coating on all that glass to stop finger prints and reduce glare

Also in Santa Monica how the hell do they keep the building cool in summer?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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As original as apple's design of their stores.
Hmm...I wasn't aware that a company's retail stores all had to look original. Anyway suggesting that all Apple stores look the same is ridiculous. How exactly does this store look like the Covent Garden or Paris Opera store?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:45 AM   #9
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As original as apple's design of their stores.
It's called a format. Most retail companies come up with a format and reproduce it in all their locations. Apples format is in fact, very original. All Hollister stores look the same but they're still original in their format.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:30 PM   #10
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Redesigned to look like any other apple store in the world...
Dear Mr. Food Poisoner... Hope you have a great day poisoning food. What exactly is "MacFood"? Is that what they serve at Macdonalds?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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That store design is going to REALLY give customers an opportunity to test the new iMac's "75% less-reflective, full lamination"...GLARE EVERYWHERE
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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Big new store. Like an airplane hanger. Nice shadows on the wall from the all glass ceiling. Will be nice in a rainstorm (though it rarely rains here) 1500 tee shirts gone in 45 minutes. 1 MacPro in the entire store. Lots of new iMacs. In stock. Saw 2 going out the store. 3rd party headphones seem to be everywhere. No more seating and video projector for free classes and workshops :-( Original Mac store up the block is boarded up in sliver with arrows pointing to the new store. Apple logo covered in black.

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This is so worth frontpage.. Ha
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This is so worth frontpage.. Ha
Maybe we should put you on the back page.
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Maybe we should put you on the back page.
Ah that wasn't nice.

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Ehh. Things they built in Dubai and other places makes this look like a kiosk. More importantly, much like in any retail place in LA, women were mostly unattractive, generally people are poorly dressed and the climate is typical of another american mall without soul, void of any sense of identity. Cold, generic, get your stuff and gtfu.
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More importantly, much like in any retail place in LA, women were mostly unattractive, generally people are poorly dressed and the climate is typical of another american mall without soul, void of any sense of identity. Cold, generic, get your stuff and gtfu.
I was at the opening and let me tell you there we some real cuties there!!!
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This is so worth frontpage.. Ha
Aren't you witty? So, as I understand it this story shouldn't have been posted on the front page because it was a waste of your time? Yet you did have time to look at it, read it, and comment on it...
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Aren't you witty? So, as I understand it this story shouldn't have been posted on the front page because it was a waste of your time? Yet you did have time to look at it, read it, and comment on it...
Obviously I saw it and read it as it was on the home page.. And I commented on it because I found it funny this is considered worthy of front page. I'm right. And you know it.

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.....(4) I asked one of the sales guys about the heat issue and he pointed out to me a whole perforated area of wall below the display tables. The building has a system of air that comes out from the lower walls and circulates over the floors. He assured me that rain or shine, the building will stay at a comfortable temperature year round. It's very highly and ingeniously climate controlled.
Meticulous engineering, not only in their products, but even in the buildings where they sell those products.
This company continues to impress.....
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Turn off the air con and you should be able to grow some plants in there
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Looks like a museum, nice!
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Looks like a museum, nice!
But every exhibit in a museum is unique. Not 10 iMac in a row.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:53 PM   #24
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Cool, I'll have to go there and check it out!

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Really... who cares?
People who live in Santa Monica (me)!
But yeah, I see what you mean. I don't give a @#$% if a new store opens in China.
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High ceilings and a glass facade should make the NYC store an energy-chugging beast to heat in the winter. Looks like maybe these are designed to take advantage of sunlight, but what do you do when the days are short, cold, and often cloudy? Maybe they can get away with it in California, but it doesn't look to me like the kind of design that's suited to the northeast.
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