The City of Riverside Spent $3500 on This Video to Lure an Apple Store


If you have an Apple Store in your city, consider yourself lucky. Here in Vancouver, we have two locations (with a rumoured fifth location coming) for a population of roughly 578,000 people, and two more in neighbouring Richmond and Burnaby. Each location is no more than 25 minutes away from the next. You can never have enough Apple Stores.

Riverside is the sixth largest city in California but they have one thing missing–an Apple Store. So what’s a city to do? Mayor Ron Loveridge and his City Council decided to spend $3500 to make a video showcasing the love they have for Apple products and how they would mutually benefit if Apple setup a retail shop there. There are three other Apple Stores nearby, but the closest is 40 kilometres (25 miles) away, clearly too far for Riverside.

Check out the video below–is Riverside worthy of an Apple Store (nice choice of Gary Glitter’s ‘The Hey Song’)?

[via ifoAppleStore]


  • AnonymousCowHeard

    Video production values were okay but it was about 2 minutes too long and they should fire their music director for one of the worst matched pieces of music to a video…seriously Rock and Roll Pt. 2?

  • Yup. I was getting pumped for a NHL playoff game.

  • Boosted17

    Totally was thinking of the playoffs!! Haha

  • ThatGuy

    That’s what happens when you live in Canada.

  • Anonymous

    Ha… I used to live in Riverside CA. The Apple Stores in the nearby areas are seriously not far (neighboring districts), you just have to be willing to drive more than 10-15 mins. So they’re not completely deprived…

    It’d be cool to see an Apple Store in the Plaza. Not so sure it’d blend in at the Galleria at Tyler… but they have Coach so anything can happen. 😛

  • Anon

    That’s like trying to put an Apple store in Surrey.  No way that’s going to happen anytime soon. 

  • Anonymous

    Why do you have so many in Vancouver!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kraken

    Because people who live in Vancouver are ‘l33t’

  • Alan

    Of our “four” locations in Vancouver, two of them (Richmond and Metrotown, aka Burnaby) are not in the city of Vancouver. So, you really should count the whole GVRD.

  • You’re right. Got my sentence mixed up!