Over the weekend, Apple opened up a new Apple store, Main Place, in Naperville, Illinois. Naperville is about 40 miles west of Chicago. I went to the opening which was Saturday, August, 15th at 10:00AM central time.
I arrived in the line at about 8:20AM or so. When I took my place in line, there were about 55 other people in line ahead of me. This was more than I had anticipated, but better than being at the end; which was probably around 500 people. The line had stretched all the way down the block and around the corner and almost down to the next street.
The store itself has a very modern look to it. The walls and floors are covered in gray. The doors, drawers and shelves are all the same color metallic gray. I’m not sure how I feel about it myself but it definitely does have a modern look to it.
I did take a quick video (16 seconds) of a quick look at the store.
One thing that I did find interesting is that the Mayor A. George Pradel greeted everybody in line. He, himself, was in line since 7:30am just to show his support for another Naperville business.
As usual, Apple was handing out T-shirts. I have yet to open mine up, but it seemed as though they had plenty of t-shirts since they were pulling boxes upon boxes out of the store room to hand out.
The Naperville Apple store is the eighth Illinois Apple store; all of which are in the Chicagoland area. I did not spend a whole lot of time in the store since it was, obviously, super busy and packed. I will probably be heading back to get a really good look at the entire store. Just without the crowd. I recommend that everybody attend an Apple Store opening, if you have the opportunity.