Expanded Apple Store In SF’s Stonestown Galleria To Re-open This Saturday

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Apple’s Stonestown Galleria retail store in San Francisco, will reopen at 8am PST Saturday, December 14 — following an expansion that has increased the size of the location to 7,690 square feet.

Prior to its closing for expansion, the Stonestown Galleria Apple Store was the smallest of Apple’s San Francisco retail stores. It opened in September 2004, but its size has meant that expanding it to incorporate increased numbers of shoppers, Genius Bar appointments, and One to One activities has been a challenge.

That is, of course, without even starting to consider the possibility of incorporating iBeacons into a shop that size: something that has proven difficult even in larger Apple Stores.

To accommodate the expansion, the nearby JC Culture, Talbots and Chico’s stores have all moved out over the past several months.

A city building permit places the cost of the Stonestown Galleria Apple Store redevelopment at $1,996,994.

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