Despite rumors of a grand opening this weekend, the Amsterdam (The Netherlands) retail store is still under construction, even late into the night. The store is inside an historic building along Leidseplein street, and will span two levels connected by a spiral glass staircase. According to spy photos, the interior finish of the store resembles the existing Opéra (Paris) store, with tall ceilings, stone floors and sculpted pillars. This past week the construction barricade that obscured the store was removed, revealing orange plastic covering the large front windows of the store (orange is the official color of Dutch royalty). Outside the store, there is still work to be completed on windows, doors and the surrounding sidewalk. Inside, there scaffolding and other construction equipment still being used to finish construction. Work on the store continued on Friday after sunset, with the interior lights showing off the orange window coverings. At previous new stores, the grand opening occurred within two weeks of the window covering being revealed.
Thanks to Fabio Zambelli of setteb.it for these photos taken Friday.