What is notable about the new store, created from the ground up, is that it has massive sliding glass walls on the side adjacent to the sidewalk. During the day, when the weather allows, Apple slides open the glass and the store takes on the feel of an urban high-tech outdoor market.
I took these pictures yesterday when the glass in the front was open. The glass slides open the complete height of the two levels of the store.
There is no question it provides a comfortable feel and a very welcoming vibe when you pass by.