For the longest time Apple has been shopping around for a suitable location for their flashhip store in the Vancouver. Finally it looks as though the location has opened up, the corner of Robson & Granville. This is one of the many rumoured locations out there, however, this one makes the most sense.
The location is currently occupied by many smaller tenants and Granville Optical is one of the major tenants. All the tenants are on month to month leases so look for this one to move forward quickly once approved.
The application for development proposes to construct a five storey building with two storey of retail and three storeys of office space. The Apple store would occupy the 2 floors of retail. Many people may want to preserve the original facade of the building, however, I don’t think the heritage society will win that fight.
More on this as it develops…
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