Los Angeles, CA

Discussion in 'Leopard Event Meetups' started by Doctor Q, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    We Angelenos have lots of Apple Store choices, depending on where we live and which direction we drive. They include Beverly Center, Canoga Park, Century City, Glendale, The Grove, Manhattan Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, and Santa Monica.

    They aren't all within the city limits of Los Angeles, but they're "freeway close." Of course, on a Friday afternoon, all L.A. traffic comes to a standstill, so you can't actually get to an Apple store unless you already live in one, but that's another matter.

    Who's going where?
  2. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Psh. I'll be out at Vicky's Gardens-- IE baby!
  3. Andrew.s macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2007
    Inland Empire
    That's where I'll be if I can convince someone to give me money in 10 days. :(
  4. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    I'm going to be driving out to L.A. on that Friday. Initially, I was thinking of going to the event here in Phoenix, and driving out afterwards, but I'd get there far too late in the day. So I'm probably going to attend one of the L.A. events.

    I like Victoria Gardens, but I'd rather go somewhere I haven't been yet, like Beverly Center, Topanga (Canoga Park), or Glendale.

    Decisions, decisions...
  5. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    For those who don't know, the Victoria Gardens store is in Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles.

    Poor California has only 37 Apple Stores, with a mere 21 in SoCal:

    Northern California:
    Burlingame, Burlingame
    Corte Madera, Corte Madera
    Emeryville, Bay Street
    Los Gatos, Los Gatos
    Palo Alto, Palo Alto
    Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center
    Pleasanton, Stoneridge Mall
    Sacramento, Arden Fair
    San Francisco, San Francisco
    San Francisco, Stonestown
    San Jose, Oakridge
    Santa Clara, Valley Fair
    Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Plaza
    Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek​
    Central California:
    Fresno, Fashion Fair
    San Luis Obispo, Higuera Street​
    Southern California:
    Brea, Brea Mall
    Canoga Park, Topanga
    Chula Vista, Otay Ranch
    Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza
    Glendale, Glendale Galleria
    Irvine, Irvine Spectrum Center
    Los Angeles, Beverly Center
    Los Angeles, Century City
    Los Angeles, The Grove
    Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Village
    Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo
    Newport Beach, Fashion Island
    Northridge, Northridge
    Pasadena, Pasadena
    Rancho Cucamonga, Victoria Gardens
    San Diego, Fashion Valley
    San Diego, UTC
    Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade
    Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks
    Simi Valley, Simi Valley
    Thousand Oaks, The Oaks​
    It would be fun to see a map of California, or Southern California, showing the relative locations of all of these stores.
  6. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Speaking as a proud resident of the IE, we're fairly underserved in terms of Apple Stores. Sure, we've got plenty within 2 hours of driving time, but the Victoria Gardens store is always packed. I've talked to some employees, and they say that in terms of traffic Apple should have built a much larger store.

    Maybe this is common at other Apple Stores, but they have all but killed the traditional checkout counter. It's now the Genius Bar-- It was changed to free up floor space. Now all payment is done with the handheld scanners, with the exception of cash purchases. For those, you wait in a line that is often very long to go to one cash register. There are always people crowding around the Genius Bar/checkout counter, getting support or making a purchase at whatever nook or cranny is available at the moment. It's not a good buying experience.

    The trouble is, Victoria Gardens is currently the only high end mall in IE, although a few are in the early stages of planning. Since Apple only likes high end places, there's really no where else for them to build a store.

    Hopefully, Apple can convince Coach and maybe Sharper Image to move out, and expand into those locations.
  7. flanfan macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2006
    I'll be queueing up at The Grove probably around 4:30 or 5, just in case they close the store. Here's hoping for door prizes!
  8. narco macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2003
    The Grove! Maybe Glendale if I don't feel like waiting in traffic.

  9. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
    Anyone hitting up South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island? Huh huh?
  10. Mattlike macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southern California
    I will most likely be hitting up the Glendale store. :)
  11. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Los Angeles (particularly Culver City)
    i'm torn....

    I work within walking distance to the apple store at the grove....

    I live near the apple store at victoria gardens.....

    decisions, decisions.....
  12. blehpunk macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    I'm in Long Beach for the month, and already went to the Fashion Island store 2x last week. I may go there, or Irvine, or Southcoast depending on which one will be less busy.
  13. narco macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2003
    The Glendale store is closer to my apartment, but I'd rather go to the Grove because there will probably be more people. I know it's not going to sell out, so I'd rather just wait around with a bunch of other dorks. It'll be like waiting in line at store openings, which hasn't happened lately in so cal.
  14. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    All I know is there's not one very close to Santa Barbara, which is puzzling to me. We need one here, too!
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    No kidding. Until recently, there wasn't a single Apple Store between Los Angeles and San Jose. Even now we don't have one between Thousand Oaks and San Luis Obispo.
  16. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Maybe that depends on whether anyone else in your family, or other pals in your neighbohood, want to go with you. If so, you'd go home. If not, why sit in rush hour traffic when you can wander over to The Grove right after work and go home afterwards?
  17. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I go to the Grove for release parties. It's kind of my Apple Tradition™

  18. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    I don't think I'll be buying Leopard, but I'm planning on being at the Pasadena store for at least a little while that night.
  19. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Los Angeles (particularly Culver City)
    Right now, i'm leaning towards just walking to the grove and wait in line at the apple store as opposed to waiting in traffic :D:apple:

    *finally used that apple sign :)*
  20. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    I wish I could walk to the Grove :p
    Closest apple store within walking distance would be century city...meh.
  21. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i'm very close to these five stores. the south coast fashion and island locations are minutes away from each other. it's nice to have options. :)
  22. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Brea Mall for me, I take the 210 to the 57 home from Monrovia and figure it's right of the freeway.
  23. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    the sherman oaks mall with a shirt saying i visited the mothership and an apple logo on it :D
  24. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
  25. technima macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    Manhattan Beach Apple Store

    I'll be going to the Manhattan Beach one. I live a few blocks away. There is an Islands right next door too!:):apple:

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