Which is the bigger deal - that Apple now has a Georgetown store or that Georgetown now has an Apple store? Given the recent bleeding-out of retail from Georgetown thanks to the ongoing drama at the Shops at Georgetown Park, Georgetown looks to be the big winner here. The loser is of course the hipsters who will have to find somewhere to lock their fixed-gear bikes when they get their beloved i-Pads serviced. On June 18th at 5 PM, Apple will open its first store within the confines of the District at 1229 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, just north of M Street.
The real triumph for Apple came last year when its fifth design received approval by the various powers-that-be in DC and Georgetown, including the Old Georgetown Board. Original designs featured Apple's ubiquitous glass panel front entrance, but this smacked of modern showmanship as far as the neighborhood was concerned. The final agreement included bay windows and a recessed entrance more harmonious with the surrounding neighborhood.
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