Boulder Coloradois new 29th Street Apple Store opened its doors early for a special event Thursday evening to help raise funds for Boulder County schools. The event was part of the grand opening of the 29th Street Mall, and event attendees were able to get a special sneak preview of Appleis latest store the night before the general public could come inside.
As a part of the fund raiser, stores donated products for a silent auction, and Apple was no exception. The Boulder store donated a white MacBook to the cause - A generous move especially after the school district pulled all Macs from its classrooms this year.
Even though special invitations or purchased tickets were required to attend the mall grand opening, the Apple Store was full. The glowing Apple on the front of the store seemed to act like a beacon drawing curious event-goers.
The latest addition to the Apple Store family sports many of the feature enhancements found in the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. It includes large, broad tables to display Macs and iPods, splits the Genius Bar and Studio Bar apart, and adds an iPod Bar.
Impact On Education is a private foundation that works to raise money to supplement the financial needs of the Boulder Valley School District. The funds raised at the 29th Street Mall grand opening event are earmarked for the Districtis science programs.
The official store opening for the public is scheduled for 10:00 AM mountain time on Friday. Apple will be giving away T-shirts and other prizes to celebrate the event.