Apple planning new prototype retail store in downtown Palo Alto

Fri, Dec 23, 2011


Mercury News is reporting that Apple is set to begin working on a two-story prototype Apple Store in Palo Alto in the coming week.

Plans filed with the city call for a glass roof and facade that will allow natural light to flood much of the 15,030-square-foot store. Stone and steel also factor heavily into the design. A basement and rear mezzanine will provide office space and storage, according to the plans.

“It’s a very unique building,” Palo Alto planning manager Steven Turner told The Daily News. “The retail space within the building is very visible to pedestrians who are walking past.”

Documents filed earlier this year for the $3.15 million project describe the store as a “new prototype” and a “commons for (Apple’s) community to gather.”


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