The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) reports:
"[Google Maps] ... estimated the line [for the opening of new NY City Apple Store] to be .45 miles long.
For retail and marketing number crunchers ... this must be an interesting and rarely seen phenomenon. What other store in THE HISTORY OF RETAIL has lines like this for their grand openings or even for big sales? Are there any comparisons? Other than the lines for The Star Wars films?