New France Store Breaks Retail Quiet Period

November 11, 2011

The usual end-of-year quiet period for Apple’s retail chain has been broken with news of a future store in Lyon (France). As first reported by, the store will be located within La Confluence, a 350-acre development being constructed in phases over the next 25 years to extend and modernize the city center. The location is where the Rhône and Saône Rivers converge, and plans call for residences, offices, parks, waterways, public buildings and about 1.3 million square-feet of retail space. Job listings were posted last month for the city’s second store, indicating the store could open by May 2012.

The La Confluence project is at the southern end of a peninsula, where two rivers converge.

This rendering shows the urban nature of the development, with public transit, parks and retail spaces.

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