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Apple's days of paying double rent in Union Square are nearly over. Yesterday, the San Francisco Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors gave their final endorsements for the new store's plans, which allows work to begin at 300 Post Street as soon as possible. The Ruth Asawa fountain—that caused much local concern over its possible removal—will be relocated just a few feet to accommodate the new plaza's layout. No word yet on when to expect the new Apple store to open, but be sure to find this corner of Union Square in a flurry of construction activity throughout the months to come.
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