I'm not exactly sure why there's so much excitement centered around the upcoming Greensboro Apple Store
(my guess is it's because our friend Ged of the Iconfactory
can't wait for it to open), but the excitement is there, and Ed Cone has some insight into how the store's deal
got put together. Apparently Greensboro won't see the story by December 25th, as there's apparently some argument with the property's owners over whether Apple is "just another computer store" or deserves a better place in the location. You know our answer on that one.
An anonymous reader also tells Ed that the store's construction cost a pretty penny -- $1.7 million for 5,873 square feet, according to the building permit. Unfortunately, we're not sure if that's more expensive than usual or not: most retail places seem to cost a little less
according to this, but then again, $1.6 million per store
for Apple is about right, according to past numbers.
Either way, hopefully the wrap will be taken off the store soon -- we don't think Ged can wait that much longer