Design Rejected For Apple Store in Washington
Apple is hoping to bring an Apple Store to the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., but a neighborhood commission has put the kibosh on its proposed design.
According to the Washington Post, Apple's design for the store has been rejected by both the Old Georgetown Board and the district's neighborhood advisory commission, who call the design "too modern" for the neighborhood's classical feel, and well as "too big and bold." This is the third time an Apple design for the store has been rejected.
Apple bought the property, on Wisconsin Ave., for $13.7 million. The space was formerly occupied by a FCUK (French Connection U.K.) clothing store. There has never been an Apple Store in the District, but there are already such stores in nearby Bethesda, Md. and Arlington, Va. (two each) and another in McLean, Va.