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Springboard Media opens new store in Exton

If you see dozens of renegade balloons floating high above the region this weekend, blame Springboard Media. Springboard Media Exton Grand Opening Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m. 290 Main St. Exton, PA 19341 (610) 280-3800 The Center City-based independent Apple retail and repair specialist is celebrating a grand opening of a sister store in Exton and […]

An exclusive shot of the new sales floor at Springboard Media in Exton before Saturday's Grand Opening.

If you see dozens of renegade balloons floating high above the region this weekend, blame Springboard Media.

Springboard Media Exton Grand Opening
Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m.
290 Main St.
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 280-3800

The Center City-based independent Apple retail and repair specialist is celebrating a grand opening of a sister store in Exton and President Everett Katzen has spent the last few days orchestrating final touches.

“I just bought out all the purple balloons at Party City,” Katzen exclaimed during a phone interview on Wednesday.

Thirty-five year old Katzen has operated the store since 1996 and the Exton opening marks the company’s first expansion. The retailer has graduated to a 3,600 square feet space, about a thousand more than at its digs on the 2200 block of Walnut Street.

It has a much more retail feel to it, Katzen says, with a wide showroom, brand new hardwood floors and private training rooms.

Though Apple doesn’t have a retail presence in Center City, as we’ve reported in the past, Springboard may have to compete with the manufacturer’s official locations in the suburbs, one in King of Prussia and a second in Ardmore. Katzen points out that his Exton location still meets the needs of an underserved market. It’s a half-hour away from any Apple retailer – including his own.

“We don’t ever think we’re competing with Apple,” Katzen says. “We do a ton of stuff they don’t do.” Springboard does hardware trade-ins and focuses on training, he says, in addition to retail offerings from Apple and other related manufacturers.

It’s as much about offerings as it is aesthetics, it seems. “We’re going to be the prettiest Apple specialist,” he says.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

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  • http://www.grownmantv.com Kellsworth

    as an exton resident, i applaud this fine reporting.

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  • gertie dunn

    congradulations on your new store!!!!!
    i tried to enter your contest.i really needed a good computer,for some reason it won’t except it.
    can you please put my entry in.pretty please.thank you and best of luck in your opening,
    we will be there soon.
    gertie dunn

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  • Marquitha

    I loved going into a store with Apple products WITHOUT the huge amount of people. I am very crowd adverse and that has kept me from learning about and purchasing Apple products. I am now in the process of identifying my first Apple computer and I am excited. That is because of this Springboard Store in Exton. THANK YOU!

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