The now-old Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. (blocks from my humble abode) generated $352 million in sales in 2011. That's old news by now and -- cheesy reporter line alert -- for those keeping score at home, that's about $1 million in sales per day. We only know this because a local tax association posted some statistics. Just last month, we learned (thanks, Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune) that Apple generated $6,050 in sales per square foot of retail space last year. Of course, that's No. 1; it blows away second place Tiffany & Co. ( TIF) by more than $3,000. No other tech company made the top 10. In Apple's annual report, we learn that retail produced $18.8 billion in sales during the company's most recent fiscal four quarters, a 33% year-over-year increase. That's a relative pimple on the behind of Apple's total net sales of $156.5 billion. Average revenue per store in 2012: $51.5 million. Up 19% year-over-year and spread across 390 stores, 33 of which opened during the year (28 of those new stores opened outside of the U.S.).These numbers make that $1 million per day number in Santa Monica even more astounding. I can only assume other stores in bigger cities ( think Fifth Avenue, Manhattan) produce more revenue, but maybe not. Either way, the average obviously gets weighed down by some relative underperformers in smaller cities and still-developing international markets. That's my guess at least. And, again, retail doesn't necessarily dominate Apple's sales statement. The figures the company reports in geographic segments such as the Americas ($57.5 billion) and Europe ($36.3 billion) do not include retail register rings. All of this leads me to several obvious (and, depending on your perspective, scary) conclusions. But, first, a quick photo tour of the new Apple Store that replaces the $1 million-a-day location in Santa Monica. It's just down the street. Architecturally, Apple modeled the new Santa Monica store after its property on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Walmart ( WMT): 7.4 million visits Target ( TGT): 3.6 million Best Buy ( BBY): 3.4 million Macy's ( M): 1.9 millionAAPL and AMZN are both down again Friday morning. Do I really need to say more? Stop the stock market insanity. Follow @rocco_thestreet --Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.