updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue April 28, 2009
Slow work on Louvre store
Progress is so far slow or non-existent on Apple's Parisian retail store near the Louvre, photos supplied by a MacNN source suggest. The photos, taken on April 24th, show an essentially empty space, without any evidence of the forthcoming occupation by Apple. The site also appears to lack any sign of active construction, though surfaces are clean and possibly ready for tiles and paneling.
Though the store has been acknowledged by Apple since June of last year, little news has emerged on its evolution, and no firm date has been set for its opening. It has in fact been rumored that the first Parisian Apple Store to open will not be the Louvre location, but one near the Garnier operahouse. Developments at the Louvre site may be hampered by size and the need to preserve historic architecture.