Yesterday was the last day of business for MacAuthority at the Cool Springs Galleria. The store is closing likely due to the new Apple Store opening on the first floor. CoolSprings.com originally reported the incoming new Apple Store in Cool Springs back in January.
The ominous black wall to the left, seen lately in the Cool Springs Galleria, now has a freshly added white Apple logo and website address.
The Cool Springs MacAuthority closing is bittersweet for many Apple lovers we spoke with. Excitement for the new Apple Store opening is mixed with sadness for MacAuthority leaving. MacAuthority has been the hometown hero for many years, having established roots and served Apple fans in Nashville well before a corporate Apple Store opened at the Mall at Green Hills.
Below is the letter sent yesterday to current customers by MacAuthority CEO Mark Gregory:
“Dear MacAuthority CoolSprings Galleria Customer,
Thank you for allowing us to serve you in Franklin, TN. We hope you’ve enjoyed shopping with us. We’re always looking for the best ways to enhance lives and livelihoods through great tech products, and we trust we’ve done so for you. After carefully considering how to best focus our resources, we have decided to close our CoolSprings location at the end of the business day today (9pm). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to seeing you at our other two Nashville-area locations: Vanderbilt West End and Nashville Downtown – the latter of which will begin to undergo a remodel soon. You are an important customer, regardless of which store you frequent, and we are extending you an exclusive offer for $50 off any new iPad or special pricing on AppleTV ($74.99). We hope you will redeem this exclusive certificate at one of our other stores. For hours, directions, and more info, please visit macauthority.com or reference our locations below. Again, thank you for over five wonderful years at CoolSprings Galleria.
Mark Gregory, CEO”