Rumors and speculation have been wafting through Atlanta for the last six months about a future Apple store, and now it can be confirmed—the suburban Cumberland Mall northwest of the city has won the bidding. Apple will move into a 6,657 square-foot space on the lower level to display its products, and also occupy an adjacent 2,062 square-foot back-of-house space. It will be the fifth store in the region, filling in coverage for the affluent area north and west of downtown Atlanta. The Cumberland Mall is managed by General Growth Properties and is strategically located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285. It will be just a half-mile from the Atlanta Braves’ new baseball stadium when it opens in 2017. Based on construction schedules, the store could open by year’s end.