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An informant tells us the Diesel store in the Castro (at the corner of Castro and Market), which was previously a Bank of America, has shut down after getting hit with a reported 50% rent hike. The windows are papered and a sign thanks customers and directs them to the Union Street store (thanks, @Real_Housebear!). And rumor has it—dun dun dun—an Apple Store might be headed into the space. It would be the fourth in SF. Bonus: Apple's colors will match the neighborhood flag! If you've heard anything, please hit the tipline!
· Rumor Mill: New Castro Store Coming to Castro and Market Streets [SFist]
· Apple Has Reportedly Set Their Sites on This Castro Street Site [Socketsite]