This makes me so sad. As you've heard, Tekserve, NYC's original Apple store, closed recently for good and in the process they auctioned off a ton of the in-store displays and vintage computers. Gizmodo took one last trip to the store before they shut their doors and came out with this amazing video archive of the last days of the store and a wonderful interview with Tekserve co-founder Dick Demenus.
This news makes me a bit sad: Tekserve, Chelsea's long-standing computer repair shop for Macs (and other electronics too!) is closing after 15 years in business. The owner cites rising rent (duh) and a slow-down of business in large part to the openings of Apple Stores and Best Buy right around the corner.
Tekserve was the Apple store before there even was an Apple store. For years, people would flock to Tekserve to get Macs serviced, buy Apple computer related accessories, and generally hang out. The shop was decorated with a ton of old Macintosh computers and other old electronics (toasters, TVs, radios, etc.).
No word on what they are doing to their remaining inventory, but if you go to the store now, they are having a 50% off clearance sale on almost everything except Apple computers. Still a lot to choose from.
It will be sad to see this one go. I wonder what will move in.