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Would You Welcome an Atlantic Station Apple Store?

As a social media and interactive conference comes to a close Friday, representatives from Atlantic Station ask what kind of retailer would you like to see open for business at the Midtown mixed-use development?

The weeklong Digital Atlanta 2012, the Southeast's leading social media and interactive conference, is set to conclude Friday as Atlantic Station has served as the primary venue for all workshops and events this week.

Digital Atlanta is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization founded to connect metro Atlanta residents and businesses with experts in social media, interactive and emerging digital technologies in an educational and socially engaging environment.

Now in its third year, the conference has been a series of workshops, lectures, networking, and social events that brought together entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, solution providers and executives to discuss digital innovations, explore opportunities in the digital space and highlight how Atlanta is leading the charge in many of these areas.

Since this past Monday, digital enthusiasts at all levels have been discussing topics spanning everything from social media, entertainment, small business, nonprofits, sustainability, education, and real estate to technology and startups.

One of the closing seminars Friday discussed “Tactics for Managing the Real Work of Content Marketing” including: 

1. Understand the Real Work of Content Marketing 

2. Know How to Put Content into Action

3. Develop Best Practice for Managing the Work of Creating & Organizing Content 

And one interesting nugget from this week’s conference bouncing around in the social media world again is the notion of an Apple Store someday opening in Atlantic Station.

The Lenox Mall Apple Store opened in 2002 and stores from the electronics giant earn some of the best sales per square foot of any retail business across the globe.

So what do you think, is an Atlantic Station Apple Store a good idea?

And as Atlantic Station Community Manager Caleb Spivak asks at the conclusion of this sneak peek video look inside one of the mixed-use developments newest retailers, Rhinoceros Boutique, if you could pick one new retailer at Atlantic Station, what would it be?

Christopher October 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I would much rather prefer one on Peachtree or as part of the 12th and Midtown development.
clancey October 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Not going anywhere near Atlantic Station...
Chris H October 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM
No, put it on the Midtown Mile. But since all the space in the 12th and Midtown deveopment is now leased, it would probably have to wait for a new building. Perhaps at 10th and peachtree whenever that gets built.
ChadK October 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Atlantic Station, No. But a glass-box Apple Store in place of the old Houlihan's at Colony Square would be Schweet!!! It would bring exposure to C.S.'s underground shopping and the glass would also open let in a lot of natural light down there. Win. Win. Win. I was a HUGE fan of Atlantic Station until the new owners tried to "de-mall" it by making it... more of a mall??? For real??? Kiosks, Concierge, Giant (and unnecessary) "you are here" signs, a kiddie train, etc... I wish they would take some of those elements away.
Andrew October 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM
How about getting rid of Vanquish and Reign and putting the Apple store there. That would make a lot of 1010 midtown residents very happy on multiple levels.
Mary Withers October 13, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Apple would be perfect at Atlantic Station. Easy access from 75/85 and tons of parking.
Michael October 13, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I vote for Viewpoint for an Apple store.
Ruben Brown October 13, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I would be nice to have one at Atlantic Station or Some place in Midtown on Peachtree Street for a change. Remodel or move into one of these abbandent business building around here in Midtown.
Ruben Brown October 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Vanquish and Reign do need to go, they cause a lot of traffic, chaos, people fighting. Get rid of those clubs and put the Apple Store there. Andrew is right, that is a great place for it and business. I can really see it there in that spot.
Hunt Archbold (Editor) October 14, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Hey folks, let's remember to watch the language here, please. Just had to remove a comment, so try to keep it relatively clean. Thanks.
Midtown Resident October 15, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Midtown Mile. Not Atlantic Station.
Urbanist October 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Why? I recall many midtown residents lamenting the future of "cruising" and "gunshots" that would accompany the opening of both of those nightclubs, and yet oddly both of those instances have been hard to find. God forbid there be nightlife in the city.
Urbanist October 16, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I'd be surprised if one of the world's most innovate and creative companies located themselves in a building built by one of the blandest and most banal developers in the country.
MCB October 16, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I really wish people that oppose clubs in Midtown would move to the suburbs where they belong
Dick Busbee November 02, 2012 at 01:26 AM
As an Atlantic Station resident to AAPL - take your fake hipster glory to peachtree mile or some place else.

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