Apple Retail: West Hartford CT

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2001, 00:38
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Reader Greg Weston gives us the skinny on the new Apple store going up in Connecticut:


The Apple Store in West Hartford CT is a in smallish mall on the West Hartford/Farmington border. While the mall itself is not sized like those in, say, Michigan or New Jersey, it’s a fairly affluent area and highly trafficked as a result of the presence of two substantial strip malls and several large free-standing businesses within walking distance.


Reader Greg Weston gives us the skinny on the new Apple store going up in Connecticut:


The Apple Store in West Hartford CT is a in smallish mall on the West Hartford/Farmington border. While the mall itself is not sized like those in, say, Michigan or New Jersey, it’s a fairly affluent area and highly trafficked as a result of the presence of two substantial strip malls and several large free-standing businesses within walking distance.

The mall itself has 5 anchor locations, including Nordstrom and 3 May Company (Lord & Taylor, Filenes, et al) sites. The mall also has several entrance corridors separate from the anchors. The Apple store is two doors down from Nordstrom, directly across the building from one of the entrance corridors.

It’s the upscale/trendy end of an upscale/trendy mall. Nearby stores include Victorinox (buy a translucent knife), Victoria’s Secret (buy some translucent undies), Restoration Hardware, Williams/Sonoma, a book store and the like. Apple’s location is large, consuming the space of two previous tenants. It’s pretty bare behind the wall so far.

There’s no Apple dealer I’m aware of in several miles of the location. There is a Sears (and a Gateway Country) across the street. The nearest decent Apple retailer (Computer Resources…Hi, Ken) is a good 20-25 minute drive.

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