California Dispatches

[Editor’s Note:  I’m in California for the next few days for some much-needed R&R, so my posts will have a local (vs. Minnesota) flavor.]  

You’d certainly think that the Apple store on Palo Alto’s University Ave. — just down the street from Stanford, in the bosom of Silicon Valley — would boast a bigger Apple store than the one on Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

But you’d be wrong.

Minneapolis’ store is much bigger and nicer than its Palo Alto counterpart, which is maybe only half the size and lacks the former’s signature high ceilings, cavernous floor plan, glass windows and brilliant fluorescent lighting, etc.

In fact, all the Apple stores in the Twin Cities are much more impressive than Palo Alto’s.

Best guess is that the Palo Alto store came first, and predates the more recent store design (and striking layout).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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