Exciting Store Openings!

The Boston area has two very exciting store openings coming up!

First, we have the [Apple Store Burlington Mall](http://www.apple.com/retail/burlington/) opening on Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m.. Becky and I will be waiting in line early in the morning for the grand opening. The first 1,000 people through the door get free t-shirts! We probably won’t have much reason to visit the Burlington location on a regular basis, since the [Northshore](http://www.apple.com/retail/northshore/) location is just minutes away from our house. But it will be cool to attend the opening day festivities. For an example of what those festivities might entail, check out the photos from the [Chestnut Hill](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/geekiness/apple_store_chestnut_hill/) opening day event.

Next, we have the [IKEA Stoughton](http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/IkeaNearYouView?storeId=12&StoreName=stoughton) opening on Wednesday, November 9 at 10 a.m. This will be the first IKEA in Massachusetts! Up until now, the closest one was in New Haven, CT. Sadly, we both have to work on the day of the grand opening, but we do plan on taking a trip out there sometime soon to check it out!

2 thoughts on “Exciting Store Openings!

  1. Krista

    You are going to the IKEA store? Where is Stoughton, like Kansas? Any idea why they picked East-Bum-Crack to put the IKEA there? It’s so much like “Gabbo” on the Simpsons, if you have ever seen that episode…

  2. Peter

    Stoughton is south of Boston, probably about an hour’s drive from the North Shore. It’s really not that far. They are also trying to put an IKEA in Somerville, but there’s been a lot of opposition from local groups. I think the reason they’re not building a lot of them in the Boston area is that the stores are so enormous that there isn’t enough commercially zoned space to build them, and if there is space, the people living around it don’t want such a behemoth going in next door.

    Personally I think they’re great, and considering that the Stoughton store will only be an hour away, as opposed to the New Haven store which is a three hour drive, I’ll take it…


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