Job Listing Confirms Future Berlin Store

December 20, 2011

Nearly a year after tipsters pointed to a building along Berlin’s (Germany) main shopping street as a future Apple retail store, the company seems to have confirmed the location by posting job listings for a full complement of store employees. No location is given in the listing first noticed by and, but black barricades and construction at Kurfürstendamm 26 indicate the likely site, a three-level former cinema. IFO scouted the street for potential store sties in 2005 and noticed the building was vacant. There was no activity until last January, when the glass entrances to the building were covered in black material, a traditional Apple color. The building dates to 1913 as a stage theater, and survived World War II with little damage. The interior has been extensively renovated over the years, but the 70-foot wide exterior retains the original Doric columns holding up an 87-foot wide ornate cornice. The ground floor and upper level are about 7,000 square-feet each, with nearly 10,000 square-feet on the third level, the location of the former theater. The basement could provide another 9,300 square-feet for back-of-house space for the Apple store. Based on construction schedules, the store could open by mid-2012.

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