The employees of the Apple Store in SoHo were given quite a treat this past weekend. As a token of appreciation, Apple rented out Merc Bar to hold an employees-only bash. Besides the $16,000 tab Apple forked over for food and drinks, every employee was given an iPod mini. And, for those of you who don't know, Apple Store employees are given iPods after working there for a month. So, now they have 2 iPods...for free.