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Z0MG! Santa Monica's Getting a Glass Roofed Apple Store on the Promenade!
We're not in line to get the world's largest Apple Store, but we're about to get one with a glass roof. Santa Monica's next Apple Store is going to be a big, shiny glass box in the old Borders space on the Third Street Promenade, and last night their Planning Commission consented to the project, no questions asked, reports the Santa Monica Dispatch.
Leave it to the company with more money than the U.S. government at times to up their game in one of their most lucrative markets by building a store that's likely to be as must-see as their products are must-have for so many.
The one story, 8,084 square foot building is likely to be an Apple 2.0 store, the likes of which recently opened in Glendale.
Of course, this is all speculation, since Apple's name isn't yet attached to the project. At last night's meeting, reports the Dispatch, the project was moved to the Consent Calendar, no discussion, no questions asked, which is a bit unusual for a large commercial project, not to mention one with a giant curved glass roof.
It seems pretty obvious to most Mac geeks that this is, indeed, an Apple Store, though, as any skim of the Apple-devoted sites and boards would prove as fast as the commission consented to the plan. CurbedLA pointed out earlier this week:
The report [submitted to the Planning Commission] also says that "the applicant" will set up a program to encourage employees to use alternative transportation to get to work: "The applicant will offer all full-time retail employees a $100 monthly transit subsidy towards the purchase of transit fare and a $20 per month bicycle reimbursement subsidy for improvements, maintenance, and service. In addition, secure bicycle parking for employees of the building will be located in the basement level."
Yeah, that sounds like Apple.
The current Apple Store in Santa Monica is also on the Promenade, down by Arizona Ave.
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.