Posted by jupiterk, a resident of the Gemello neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm
it would have been nice if they had opened in East paloalto because it would attract other retailers to move in there and generate more jobs for the East PaloAlto-ans. Of course, I understand nothing stops the East PaloAlto-ans from looking for a job in Palo Alto. But the chances are slim that they will get it because of where they come from.
Posted by Mike Primo, a resident of another community, on Nov 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm
The new store has a much louder ambient noise level than the previous store layouts.
It is difficult to hear during the group classes on the open tables and during genius bar appointments. I hope that the Palo Alto store plan is not rolled out nationally. At best,the acoustics are similar to Grand Central Station on a quiet workday. Such an acoustic environment does not facilitate learning or communication during the learning and sales process.