Look out, San Franciscans! It seems like you will most likely play host yet again to another new flagship Apple Store, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have already given the green light for Apple to begin construction on this new flagship store that will be located in the city’s Union Square district. Union Square is famous for being a high-traffic tourist area in downtown San Francisco, where it will be designed by Foster + Partners, which is the very same UK-based architecture firm that came up with Apple’s new spaceship-like headquarters design in Cupertino that is touted to open its doors in a couple of years’ time. Hence, the new location would more or less make this a flagship store for Apple, considering how close it is (relatively speaking, of course) to Apple’s corporate home in Silicon Valley.
Just in case you were wondering,. Apple already owns an existing store that is not too far away from Union Square, which is located on Stockton Street. An Apple spokesperson mentioned to CNET, “We are thrilled that the city of San Francisco has given its final approval to begin work on our new store and public plaza, which will make a wonderful addition to Union Square and create hundreds of local jobs. Our Stockton Street store has been incredibly popular, welcoming over 13 million customers since it opened nine years ago, and we look forward to making a new home on Union Square.”
It is said that the new store ought to be nearly 25,000 square feet in size, boasting of the signature floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and will require approximately 400 employees – that would mean another 400 jobs created.