Glasgow Store Nearly Approved

January 20, 2007

Apple’s proposed store at 147 Buchanan Street in Glasgow (Scotland) has received approval from the Director of Development and Regeneration Services (DRS), and should be green-lighted by the city planning department during a regular meeting this Tuesday. The flagship-sized store will be located inside a magnificent corner building that dates from 1842. Apple will retain the façade, much like they did at the Regent Street store in London. The DRS noted in their 7-page report that the interior of the building was gutted and renovated in 1990. Therefore, there are no historic considerations for Apple’s proposed remodel. The existing mezzanine level will be reduced in size, and a spiral-glass staircase will be added, according to Apple’s plans, along with other standard store interior features. The Planning Applications Committee received feedback on Apple’s architecture and design plans from two heritage groups, but didn’t sustain their objections. It will be the first store in Scotland, and is scheduled to open by July.

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