updated 10:40 am EST, Fri January 16, 2009
Philadelphia Apple Store
Apple has decided on a location for its first Apple Store in Philadelphia, a claims a MacNN source connected to the planning of the project. The company has allegedly signed a lease to take over the location of the former Brasserie Perrier restaurant, situated at 1619 Walnut Street. The surrounding portion of Walnut is said to be a high-end shopping and eating district, ideally suited to Apple's strict aesthetics.
Little else is known about Apple's plans, but the architectural firm believed to be involved is Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The group has designed a number of Apple Stores in the past, including its flagship Ginza, SoHo, Fifth Avenue and Regent Street stores. This may suggest that the Walnut Street shop will be a larger one, occupying three stories.