Apple will open a retail store in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday, July 11.
The grand opening of the Santa Monica store will be from 6-10 p.m. “Lightning” from the KROQ’s Kevin & Bean show will do a live radio remote during the event. Musical artist Less Than Jake will offer a special acoustic performance, and a DJ will spin tunes on an iPod, including new tracks from the iTunes music store. Details of the events are online. The Santa Monica store is located at 1248 Third Street Promenade.
As with the opening of the Walnut Creek, Calif. store, 10 people who visit will win an iSight, Apple’s new videoconferencing camera for use with iChat AV. The first 1,000 visitors the store will get a free Apple T-shirt.
Drop by the retail establishment, and you can enter the Grand Opening Sweepstakes and be eligible to win a Digital Lifestyle Collection valued at approximately US$2,300. A winner at each store will receive a 15-inch flat-panel iMac with Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW), a Canon PowerShot S230 digital camera, a Canon ZR60 digital camcorder and an Epson Stylus Photo 820 printer.