Apple to Open Flagship Store and Campus in LA's Broadway Trade Center?

Apple to Open Flagship Store and Campus in LA's Broadway Trade Center?

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Apple has released signed a lease for 'several hundred thousand square-feet' of space inside the historic Broadway Trade Center in download Los Angeles, according to The Downtown Examiner.

The Broadway Trade Center is over 1 million square feet and stretches nearly a full square block from 8th to 9th on Broadway. It was purchased by Waterbridge Capital earlier this year for $115 - $130 million. The building originally opening in 1908 as the Hamburger department store which sold cloth and home furnishings. It also featured a soda fountain, restaurant, grocery store, post office, and roof garden. In 1923 it was purchased by the May Co department store chain who added a nine-story tower connected to the original five story structure and a garage.

Rumors swirling are Apple Corp will have a campus in the building with multiple uses such as office space, residential, and retail. There is also talk of Apple opening up a branch for their recent 3 Billion dollar purchase of Beats By Dre, which is a critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software.

Notably, the Blackstone Apartments and Ace Hotel (each around 100,000sf) additions to the 9th & Broadway corridor has revitalized the corridor bringing in new tenants including: Acne Studios, Urban Outfitters, angelo:HOME, Umami Burger, Om Nom Organics Market, Aesop, Big Gay Ice Cream, Kinfolk Studios, Tanner Goods, A.P.C., 1810 restaurant, and OAK NYC. If the reports are accurate, Apple's presence would be a huge boom to the neighborhood.

Check out some photos of the building below...

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Apple to Open Flagship Store and Campus in LA's Broadway Trade Center?

Apple to Open Flagship Store and Campus in LA's Broadway Trade Center?

Apple to Open Flagship Store and Campus in LA's Broadway Trade Center?
iClatakes - November 13, 2014 at 8:10am
Download Los Angels?
T Hui - November 13, 2014 at 8:23am
Yup, Download LA! Awesome place. Lol!
timmmie - November 13, 2014 at 5:23am
interesting... the two older photos when compared to the newer one are mirrored! lol...
Nat - November 13, 2014 at 2:52am
Why would Apple open a campus in a place that's so old looking? Besides why would they even do that after 2 years of work for the 2nd campus?
dh - November 13, 2014 at 2:47am
I normally don't comment, but it's true. Please note that the iPhone 5s is still being sold, meaning that you should accommodate all users, not just preferential. A website should be one size fits all, not just to you.
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