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Bring an Apple Store to Savannah

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Savannah -- the third-largest metropolitan area in the state of Georgia and the 38th fastest growing city in the country -- is long overdue for an Apple Store. With an estimated 380,000 residents and 25,000 college students -- most of whom attend the Apple-only Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) -- the demographics make a clear case for an Apple retail location. Savannah didn't get its moniker as "The Creative Coast" for nothing. The city has artists, designers, professionals, musicians, students and engineers, not to mention a level of diversity uncommon for a Southern city. Ranked this year by "Travel + Leisure" magazine as the 7th best city in the U.S. and Canada, Savannah received 12.1 million visitors in 2011 who collectively spent roughly $2 billion window-shopping along the cobblestone streets of the city's iconic Historic District.

Currently, the closest Apple Store locations are in Augusta, Charleston or Jacksonville, all of which are at least a two-hour drive from Savannah. It's a massive inconvenience that so many young professionals such as myself living in a bustling progressive city have to make a two-hour drive just to get a replacement iPhone covered by Apple Care Plus (or, if you're one of the many residents who've made the concious choice to bike only, you're really stuck). Come on, Apple. Open a store in the Historic District, next to the new Whole Foods on Victory Drive, or even in the Ogelthorpe Mall in the city's Southside. We heard a while back you were considering the location on Victory Drive -- what happened?

We want you to join us here in "The Hostess City of the South." True to our reputation, we'll have a cocktail drink of your choice waiting on you when you get here...

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