More Fruit in Georgetown


In case you don’t own an Apple product and have been dying to buy one but Clarendon, Pentagon City, Tysons Corner, and Bethesda are just too far away for you, you’re in luck – an Apple Store is coming to Georgetown. According to the Washington Business Journal:

Princeton Investment Corp. sold 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW to Apple Inc. on Sept. 27, according to a source close to the deal. The French Connection clothing store now occupies the space. Princeton, a European investment group, has owned the property since 1995.

I don’t know about you but I’m going to rush over there to buy a Mac, an iPod, and and iPhone because hey, you’re just not cool until you’ve drank the Apple-flavored Kool-Aid.

14 Comments so far

  1. daniel r. (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Where will French Connection go?

  2. Max (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:51 am

    Hmmm, good question. Does anyone ever shop at FCUK? Their prices are outrageous.

  3. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    While I recommend Macs (especially their laptops), I can’t say the same for their stores. The salespeople are snotty and talk a mile a minute.

  4. Don (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    The only thing more tired than Mac fanboys are Mac haters.

  5. Ian (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    You know, as much as I enjoy my macs, do we REALLY need ANOTHER Apple store in the area? Between Clarendon, Pentagon City, Tysons Corner, 2 in Bethesda and the store in Columbia, there’s really no need for ANOTHER store in the DC metro Area.

  6. rory (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

    2 in Bethesda?! Where’s the other one?

  7. Paulo (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    I want an Apple store in Union Station, where the Discovery Channel Store used to be. It would be so perfect for all those travelers and DC tourists.

  8. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    Rory, Bethesda Row & Montgomery Mall.

  9. Chris L (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    You can bet that Apple does a thorough market analysis before deciding to open a new store. So YES, apparently our area does REALLY WANT another Apple store in the DC Metro area.

  10. Tiff (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    Of course DC needs another Apple Store! There are people like Poo Poo and Wayan who won’t leave the borders of the city for like, any reason.

  11. jps (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    This store isn’t for you: it’s for the oodles of tourists who waltz through D.C. with an extra 150$ in their pockets who want something to dick with on the trip home.

    Or for the students at GW and Georgetown.

    Or for the internationals who want to take advantage of the weak dollar as they pass through D.C.

    Or for the countless other people with disposable income stupid enough to shop in Georgetown.

    It makes perfect sense frankly. It’s the OTHER stores that make LESS sense, but they don’t seem to be hurting for customers.

  12. Sal (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    That is a good location though it doesn’t seem to be as wide as other Apple store locations!

    How will they ever fit in the genius bar?

    So how long will it be till we see construction begin?


  13. Don (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    It’s also worth noting that Apple doesn’t open a store purely for sales value; they have plenty of other channels for their products. Apple’s stores also serve an advertising, support, and brand promotion purpose for them.

  14. Joshua (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    Yes! This is excellent news!

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