Three New Apple Store Openings September 23

The grand opening of Appleis retail stores in Columbia, MD, and at Providence Place in Providence, RI, and Village Pointe in Omaha, NE will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23. 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 Openings, free training events and free prizes including T-shirts for the first 1000 visitors.

One lucky winner will walk away from each store with the grand prize, a "Digital Lifestyle Collection" valued at US$2229, including a 17-inch flat-panel Intel Core Duo iMac, an iPod nano, a Canon PowerShot SD450 digital camera, a Sony Handycam CCD-TRV138, and an HP Deskjet 5440 printer.

The Village Pointe store also marks the first Apple retail location in Nebraska.

For a complete list of events, and directions to the new Columbia, Providence Place, and Village Pointe stores, visit the Apple Retail web site.