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Apple Store WEM — Grand Opening

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Yesterday, I drove up to Edmonton for the grand opening of the apple Store in West Edmonton Mall. I left at around six in the morning, and by the time I arrived at the store at 9am, there were already about 100 people in line. There were free Apple-branded American Apparel t-shirts for the first 1000 customers…

From the Edmonton Journal ():

More than 600 people packed the 6,000-square-foot West Edmonton Mall location within the first hour, cheering along with Apple Store staff, while still more waited in line.

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The store has projected annual sales of over $30 million, mall president Don Ghermezian said in January.

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Here are some photos and a YouTube video of the event:

Apple Employees
Apple Store West Edmonton Mall
Apple Employees Line Up
Customers Line Up
Ridiculous Line-ups
Welcome to the Apple Store
Ridiculous Line-ups 2
Apple Store WEM Grand Opening
Apple Store West Edmonton Mall

Visit the official Apple retail site for the West Edmonton location.