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Fayette Mall store in Lexington, Kentucky under wraps (Source: ifoAppleStore)

Apple has announced grand openings for two new retail stores set for this Saturday, July 24th, bringing new locations to Columbus, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. Both locations will see media previews taking place at 9:00 AM with the stores opening to the public at 10:00 AM.

The new Polaris Fashion Place store in Columbus marks Apple's second location in the Columbus area and is just ten miles from the company's existing Easton Town Center location.

Apple's Fayette Mall store in Lexington is the company's first in that metropolitan area and second in the state of Kentucky, joining the Oxmoor store in Louisville about 70 miles away.

Article Link: Apple Set to Open New Retail Stores in Columbus, OH and Lexington, KY
 

dault2

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awesome closer to where I live in Columbus, but june 24th?????

edit- looks like a typo. opening july 24th
 
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tjwaggoner

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Finally

I live in Ashland KY, about an hour and a half drive from Lex. Glad to get one close enough to be a resonable drive. Good job Apple.
 
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WildCowboy

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Ya, my bad...July 24th, not June. No time machines involved.
 
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utwarreng

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I wish they had chosen Tuttle Mall over Polaris for Columbus. Something on the west side would have been nice, and the Tuttle area is still quite busy. Polaris isn't a mall that's right off of the outerbelt like Easton and Tuttle are, so I don't see it getting as much traffic.
 
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rk21jc

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Mar 31, 2010
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Anyone going to Lexington Grand Opening?

I'm going to get there a little early...hoping to snag a few iphones. Think they'll have a decent supply?

Does Apple do anything special for store openings?
 
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zacktanner

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Pittsburgh Area Apple Store

There is a third Pittsburgh area store opening in the Ross Park Mall within the next few weeks. I'll try to get some pictures and post them.
 
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dergoog

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Tuttle? Really?

With Nationwide abandoning their offices over there, and looking at the complete range of higher end stores at Polaris, I think Polaris is a better choice over Tuttle. Though I will still go to the one at Easton as it's closer to me.

However, every time I go to Costco now, I'll have to stop in. Besides, there's a casino going in near tuttle.... maybe they'll get their own apple store in there! HA!
 
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dergoog

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With Nationwide abandoning their offices over there, and looking at the complete range of higher end stores at Polaris, I think Polaris is a better choice over Tuttle. Though I will still go to the one at Easton as it's closer to me.

However, every time I go to Costco now, I'll have to stop in. Besides, there's a casino going in near tuttle.... maybe they'll get their own apple store in there! HA!

Since a lot of columbus people will likely read this post, any of you have one of the new mac mini's you've decided you don't want? I would like to buy it. :)
 
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Lesser Evets

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Still none in North Dakota? But one in Winnipeg?

Is Apple high? Fargo is filled with Microsoft employees: everyone uses Apple.
 
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Kid A

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Not sure we need a second Apple Store in Columbus. But I suppose Polaris is a good location for all the yuppies and soccer moms who won't drive the extra ten minutes to Easton... or are the type who would just wander in and buy a $900 iPad on impulse. I wonder if it will be much different than the Easton location.

Easton is a tad closer to me, but I'd be happy to trade another city Columbus's spare Apple Store for an IKEA. Anyone...?
 
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rusty2192

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I'll be in Lexington for my free shirt

I'm going to get there a little early...hoping to snag a few iphones. Think they'll have a decent supply?

Does Apple do anything special for store openings?

My friend and I will be there early. Apple sent out an email about the new store opening and said this about special goings on.

"In celebration of our new store, current Mac owners can buy a One to One membership—normally available only with the purchase of a new Mac.* And if you're one of the first 1000 customers, you'll get a free commemorative T-shirt."

So, I will be looking forward to my free commemorative t-shirt. :D
 
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Sinsinnati

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I am surprised Columbus is getting a second store when Dayton, Ohio doesn't have a store yet. I have a feeling that resellers like MacTown which recently opened a store at The Greene Town Center has influenced Apple to skip Dayton. Their new store is even modeled after an Apple Store. Dayton has a metro population of 1.1 million.
 
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Sinsinnati

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Easton is a tad closer to me, but I'd be happy to trade another city Columbus's spare Apple Store for an IKEA. Anyone...?

There is an IKEA in Cincinnati so Columbus won't get an IKEA anytime soon. IKEA likes to place their stores four hours from each other.
 
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gescom

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I frequently hit the Polaris Mall and had no idea this was going in. Polaris Mall has The Pub and now an Apple store. Wow! Drunken Mac purchases here we come!
 
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e-coli

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Not if Mitch McConnell has anything to say about it! He'll make sure you have a good-enough Microsoft kiosk available while he keeps those pesky kids off your Kentucky blue grass!

Does Apple do anything special for store openings?

Generally they let people in the door. ;)
 
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