PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After seven years on North Street, Mad Macs is moving to the Allendale Shopping Plaza.
Founder Scott Kirchner announced last week that the company plans to renovate the former Optical Center space into a larger retail store and expanded service and training area.
"We have been considering this move for quite some time and it finally makes sense for our organization and our customers to take advantage of this opportunity," Kirchner said. "It was a very difficult decision to make as we have worked very hard and have been very active in supporting downtown Pittsfield."
Kirchner and Daryl Corbett started the company in 1998 and opened a repair shop on East Housatonic Street. The company provides full sales, services, and repairs for Apple products. In 2011, it opened its retail store on North Street and a few years later it opened a second retail store in Williamstown.
"Over the past two years we have been working hard to diversify our offerings which includes expanding into PC sales and services, Boardroom installations, expanded network services, Managed Services for Small business and AV installation services. As a result, our company has grown and this new space will fit our needs in a way our current space cannot," Kirchner said.
"This is bittersweet in so many ways. While we will continue to support and push for a thriving downtown, our business is growing and we feel this is the direction that will best serve our needs."
The Allendale location is expected to open in March or April this year.
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