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We love a good close to a (very long) loop, and last week, after nine months of planning and re-planning, Apple secured the green light for its new Union Square flagship. According to ifoAppleStore's firsthand account of the city's review, Rick Militello, director of Apple retail store development, began the proceedings by saying, "[The Union Square flagship] will be more iconic than the glass cube that you might be familiar with in New York City." Ooh, lucky us! The newest plans (that include the two-story, sliding glass doors) received a nearly unanimous vote of approval—with an amendment for architects to readdress the accessibility features from the rear, upper floor. Watch the entire City Commission meeting here (select February 6, 2014).
· City Commission Conditionally Approves SF Store [ifoAppleStore]
· Flagship San Francisco Apple Store Approved by Planning Commission [MacRumors]
· Apple's Newest SF Plans Feature Two-Story Sliding Doors [Racked SF]