MacSpecialist Storefront Opening Oct 1, 2012
Jim Solnes of Scoville Square and Mr. David King of David King and Associates are pleased to announce the execution of a long-term lease at 805 Lake Street. The long-term lease is the largest lease in more than a decade in Oak Park.
MacSpecialist, the premier Apple Reseller in the Chicago metro area, will open the flag-ship store on October 1st. The Oak Park store will feature Apple products, including iPads, Macs, and a large collection of third party accessories.
As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, MacSpecialist will feature one of the area’s largest independent Apple warranty repair facilities offering service for iPhones, iPads and Macs. iPhone users will be supported with warranty exchange services. Mac users can enjoy repair and upgrade options for warranty and out-of-warranty Apple Computers.
MacSpecialist is moving forward on the 6,045 square foot space formerly occupied by Baird & Warner Real Estate. David King of David King & Associates represented MacSpecialist in the exhaustive search of Oak Park & surrounding suburbs and in the lease negotiations. Jim Solnes represented the Scoville Square ownership. The storefront will undergo significant renovations. Demolition has already begun.
“I’m thrilled to represent MacSpecialist in my hometown of Oak Park” said David King. According to Tim Robertson, Chief Operations Officer at MacSpecialist, the Village of Oak Park President David Pope was extremely “persuasive”. “I could not be more excited for MacSpecialist to join the Scoville Square Family” said Scoville Square’s managing partner, Jim Solnes.
“At a time when many companies are scaling down, and the news is full of massive layoffs, MacSpecialist is looking to hire upwards of twenty employees in the Oak Park community.” said Tim Robertson, Chief Operations Officer at MacSpecialist. “We plan on bringing the full Apple retail experience to Oak Park with a fantastic location at 805 Lake St. We will have a huge service area that can do both warranty and non-warranty work, as well as a world-class training facility for professional level certification classes.”
During the Grand Opening week of October 1st-5th, MacSpecialist is planning on daily giveaways in celebration of the new store. Details of the Grand Opening are being kept secret until a few weeks before the store opens.
“Apple sells fantastic products, and we are very excited to be able to offer them in Oak Park. We are a locally owned company that has been in business since the mid-1980s, and are looking at Oak Park as our flagship and corporate headquarters for years to come” said Tim Robertson.