Apple Inc. (AAPL) receives approval for Union Square store

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received approval to open a new flagship store in San Francisco’s Union Square. Apple spent months of negotiation, but the approval was finally made on Tuesday. The San Francisco Planning Commission and San Francisco Board of Supervisors had to provide final endorsements.

“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,” stated Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette in an interview with Re/Code. “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.”

“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,” stated Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette in an interview with Re/Code. “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.”

The construction of the store may start this summer.

[Source: Re/Code]

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