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Apple has submitted plans to relocate its San Francisco flagship store to the corner of Stock and Post, right across from Union Square Park (and its popular parking garage). Formerly occupied by Levi's, Apple will expand the existing space by 45 percent and add about 50 jobs in addition to the 350 already existing ones. A rendering produced by Apple reveals that the store will also be built in the signature glassy style of Apple stores worldwide.
Although the current location is strategically located at both a Muni stop and a BART station, the constantly growing array of Apple products has translated into restricted foot traffic space and cramped quarters. No word yet when the project will be completed, but expect to see more construction (and traffic) at this (already congested) Union Square corner in the near future.—Esther Hahn
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