Apple Plans New London Store, Two More Italian Locations
A report from Estates Gazette claims that Apple has landed a deal to open a new Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. The three-story space which was formerly occupied by Rock Garden is said to be a massive 25,000 square feet.
Apple is reportedly leasing the building from Capital and Countries (CapCo).
“This will be one of the biggest lettings Covent Garden has ever achieved and at a very high rent.” Stated one source.
Apple also plans to open two stores in Milan, Italy. SetteB.IT reports that Senior Vice President of Retail, Ron Johnson announced during yesterdays shareholders meeting that Apple plans to open one store near the Piazza Duomo in the city centre and another along the Corso Buenos Aires.
When asked about why Apple didn’t situate its first Italian Apple Store in the centre of Rome the exec said “The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City was cheaper than an Apple Store in via del Corso in Rome.”