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Making this the week of mindblowing Apple news, the Shophound has culled more details from several Apple blogs on the brand's Soho renovation. While the Soho store gets that much-needed upgrade, we've learned that the temporary store will open up at 72 Greene Street. According to the Apple bloggers, all of whom have done some extensive recon (like analyzing building permits), the space will cost Apple 1.4 million.
Built in 1873 in the French Renaissance style, 72 Greene is a classic cast-iron Soho building around the corner from the current Apple store. Apple plans to use the basement for operations and the ground floor and part of the second floor for retail, reserving the rest of floor two for its offices. It's unclear what will become of the current retail tenant, King of Greene Street—its Facebook page doesn't mention anything about a closure, but it hasn't been updated since the beginning of the month.
· More Apple News In SoHo And Grand Central Include Renderings & A $1.4 Million Temporary Store [The Shophound]
· The Grand Central Apple Store: Really, Truly Happening [Racked NY]
· Apple Soho Will Be Relocating While it Gets Renovated [Racked NY]