Peachmac Apple Store Coming to Barracks Road

Locations _ Charlottesville, VA | PeachMac.jpg

A Peachmac Apple Storeyes, that kind of Apple Store – will soon be replacing the Hallmark in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.

As reported on the Nest blog:

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.

Print Friendly
  • PeachMac

    Yes, we are thrilled to be coming to Charlottesville, particularly since my wife is a UVA grad (Architecture ’83). It has always been one our favorite places and we are looking forward to spending more time there.

    Darryl Peck
    President, PeachMac

    • http://www.realcentralva.com Jim Duncan

      Thanks, Darryl.

      I’m looking forward to not having to go to Short Pump for my Apple fix. :)

      Will there be a genius bar type support/training area?

  • BR Hallmark

    I’m trying to understand. I know we should have an Apple retailer in Charlottesville. But this hurts my heart a little bit. I worked at that Hallmark for many years. I’m trying not to be upset, I understand that this is how business, and retail works. But dammit, its still hard. That store has been there for 45 years. I’m not saying anything bad against you, or your business. I understand that there are still other Hallmarks. But this one has a special place in my heart.

    • http://www.realcentralva.com Jim Duncan

      It is sad; I have a lot of memories of going there the night before (or morning or evening of) a special occasion to find the right card.

      The folks were always friendly, and I was always grateful that they were there.

  • Red Octopus

    I for one will not miss the ‘fragrant’ scents flowing out the door as I walked by nor the sneezing fits they caused.
    Also I will not miss the trips to Short Pump.

    • http://www.realcentralva.com Jim Duncan

      I didn’t realize the candle store was gone, but I have to agree with your sentiments.

  • Blue shirt

    Just to be clear…Apple, Inc is NOT opening a store in cville, as the article mistakenly says.

    • http://www.realcentralva.com Jim Duncan

      Correct. If you’d read the article I clarified/corrected/noted – also, the headline. :)