BEIJING, CHINA - The Apple store located at the Village at Sanlitun in Beijing, battled flooding Saturday afternoon on the ground floor of the tri-level retail space in what was described by one manager as a fire hydrant malfunction. The cause of the malfunction is still being investigated by the property management team according to the Apple store manager we spoke to by phone.
Two levels of the store remained opened as normal while customer access to the flooded area was blocked as a team worked diligently to clean up the aftermath. The flooded area represents less than half of the Beijing store's 10,700 square-feet of Mac-tastic splendor.
The first eye witness photographs were taken around 5:08 PM sometime after the flooding occurred. Apple staffers managed to return the store to business as usual very quickly, evidenced in the photo taken around 6:20 PM (above right). We were told that no Mac's were harmed in the unfortunate incident according to the store manager.
Photos by Marc van der Chijs