The Domain, Waterside Shops Apple Stores Open This Weekend

Apple is opening two new retail stores this weekend - one in Austin, Texas, and the other in Naples, Florida.

The grand opening of Appleis retail store at The Domain in Austin, TX, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9. The grand opening of the Waterside Shops store in Naples, FL, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10.

In addition to the standard amenities, including the Genius Bar, the stores will feature The Studio where customers can get one-on-one training from creative experts. Apple is planning a week long series of events to celebrate the Grand Opening, free training events and free prizes including T-shirts for the first 1000 visitors.

One lucky winner will walk away from each grand opening with the grand prize, a "Digital Lifestyle Collection" valued at US$2573.95, including a black 13-inch 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook, one-year membership to ProCare, an iPod nano, an iPod Hi-Fi, iWork, one-year membership to .Mac, and an AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook. Ten First Prize winners each will receive a one-year ProCare membership.

For a complete list of events, and directions to the new The Domain and Waterside Shops stores, visit the Apple Retail Web site.