The TRUTH about the Pittsburgh Apple Store

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by prich, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. prich macrumors newbie

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    I was very excited yesterday to read about the future opening of Pittsburgh's first Apple store in Shadyside (just down the street from where I live now!). I've thought for a long time that that particular part of town is perfect for an Apple store, but I didn't actually think it would happen! Many articles online are saying that the store is moving into what is now the Gap on Walnut Street, so last night I ventured down to take a look. It was perfect: It already has a light colored wood theme, a (partly) glass staircase, and the ceiling lights are identical to those Apple uses. They would hardly have to change a thing! Three stories too! So then I asked an employee when they were closing, and she told me that in fact Apple is moving into the OLD Gap down the street, which is now an African Art Gallery. Rats! That Gap would have made the perfect Apple store!

    Anyway, it turns out that the actual location isn't so bad after all. It's only one story, but it appears to be quite spacious. Have a look at the pictures below: Maybe enough room for a theatre?? I wonder if that Sunglass Hut is staying? That sort of doesn't fit in the same building with an Apple store.

    I know there are probably just a few readers here in Pittsburgh, but I just thought I'd set the record straight. i just hope it doesn't open during the summer when I'm not here!!

    http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/gprichar/photography/applestore1.jpg

    http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/gprichar/photography/applestore2.jpg

    -Prich
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Apple could always tear it down and put a two story building in it's place. But the store looks deep enough for a theatre.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Actually there will probabily be a massive remodeling or reconstruction project before Apple Moves in. Including a new façade, some interior work and a nice loading dock. Other that that it looks like a great place for an Apple Store. I'll bet Sunglasses Hut will moving shorly after the Art Gallery does.

    TEG
     
  4. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    any idea on when this is opening? I'm planning on buying my Powerbook around June or July. I guess that's too early, right?
     
  5. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    stoid's idea sounds pretty good, but they'd need to do something with sunglasses hut. is it connected to it?
     
  6. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    I should open before Sept. 30th. That's the date by which ten more stores, including Pittsburgh, will be open. Could be as early as August.
     
  7. iconrad macrumors member

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    I'm a Freshman here in Pittsubrgh at Duquesne University. I've been waiting for an Apple store for a long time, and when I heard about this store I nearly fell off my chair. :D I agree, the store defiantly needs remodeled, if not razed.
     
  8. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    Are you in St. Anne's dorms?
     
  9. iconrad macrumors member

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    3rd Floor St. Martin's :rolleyes:
     
  10. prich thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in Oakland, quite a bit closer to Walnut street than the Duquesne campus. But there's always hope for a downtown or Southside store, right??

    -Prich
     
  11. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    There should SO be a store in the South Side works.....in between the birmingham and hot metal bridge
     
  12. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    The news is that the Pittsburgh store just got approved by the city. I cant wait for it to open up. Does anyone know how you can apply for a job there? I'll be 17 in August, so all I'd be interested in is a low level job. Do you think they would have any interest in hiring me?

    I've never been to shady side, but I live in the Pittsburgh area. Is there a lot of parking? I heard parking and traffic are problems. If so, I might want to reconsider working there.
     
  13. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Go to Apple's retail site and scroll down to the bottom right and click on "Apple Store Job Opportunities." Then check the list for the openings at the new Pittsburgh store. You can apply online for the job openings.
     
  14. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think they'd have any jobs for a 17 year old to do? Maybe just a casheir? The only jobs I see are "manager" and "mac specialists". I dont know that much about Macs, so those are out of the question.
     
  15. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, if the Pittsburgh store is like the others then there will be a huge number of applicants. If you don't know much about macs then your odds aren't too good. Besides the Store Manager and Asst. Manager (you need a lot of retail experience for them) there are usually jobs like "inventory control specialist" and "keyholder" to go along with the "mac specialists" and "mac genius" positions. But again, if you don't know much about macs your odds are long.
     
  16. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn. I would really like this job. What kind of info do you think I'd need to know? How about this: ask me a random question about Macs you think I should know to work at this store.

    Odds are I don't know enough. Maybe I can read up on it? Like, study Apple?
     
  17. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    Any news on this store?

    Just wondering if theres any construction yet. :confused:
     
  18. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Yea. They have it blocked off, and they have the facade torn down

    I'll try and grab some shots. It looks BIG

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  19. sandmann41 macrumors regular

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    Sweet, looks liek I will have to make a trip back home to the Burgh for the grand opening. :)
     
  20. dieselg4 macrumors regular

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    Well, at least id would bring SOME interesting architecture to the Southside works . . . its so tacky, like a charicature of an early 20th century mainstreet.
     
  21. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds awesome. I'm glad its BIG... big=more stuff!

    Anyone know when the grand opening is? I'll be there if I'm not in school :rolleyes:
     
  22. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    Bump :)

    Anyone have any grand opening date or pictures?
     
  23. prich thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still under construction

    My friend, who's still in pittsburgh, tells me that there's still a big black box in front of the store, no apple ID anywhere, and that Sunglass Hut is STILL THERE. I really hope it opens after August so I'm there to see it open!
     
  24. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    when the Pittsburgh store opens i'll be in line. it'll be my 3rd opening! :D
     
  25. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope I get to buy my new iPod there (if it's even announced in time). It'll feel better if I buy it at The Apple Store in Shadyside rather than some reseller...
     

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