A Peachmac Apple Store –
yes, that kind of Apple Store – will soon be replacing the Hallmark in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
We’ve been hearing rumors for a few days that an Apple Store is coming to Charlottesville and we confirmed this today. Though the timeframe hasn’t been confirmed, Apple will be opening its first Charlottesville store in Barracks Road Shopping Center in the space where Hallmark currently resides.
So, what does all of this mean? It probably means a lot more than just improved shopping options. The fact that these national retailers have decided to invest in Charlottesville is a great thing. As residents, we know this is a great place to live. Not only does Charlottesville offer amazing natural beauty and culture, but it does have a nice, thriving economy. These recent announcements and additions will help the economic strength of Charlottesville.
This is a
major coup for Barracks Road – in light of losing one of its flagship stores, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, to the new Stonefield Shopping Center at Hydraulic and 29, presumably more traffic than ever before will be coming to Barracks Road. But at least Barracks Road has proven it can handle the traffic.
I know this – the only reason I had for going to the Short Pump shopping center in Richmond is gone.
What’s a Peachmac store?
Today, PeachMac stands as one of the largest Apple resellers in the country. We have been recognized by Apple as one of its Premier Specialists, and is one of only a handful worldwide to achieve Apple’s Premium Service Provider ranking. We strive to surprise and delight every customer who enters our doors and are totally committed to the greatest customer satisfaction possible.
We carry everything you could ever want or need for your Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or AppleTV; a far wider selection than you will find in any other local retail store with over 1,500 items available in each store.
(Original, edited out) Photo courtesy of via Flickr.