City Paper shared the news (from The Current) that “You will not be able to visit an Apple Store in the District of Columbia anytime soon!” City Paper continued gave this explanation:
“Earlier this month, both bodies rejected Apple’s design—the third the company had submitted for the property at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW, a Georgetown storefront the company has owned for more than a year—because, as the Current’s Carol Buckley puts it, it “would not fit into Georgetown.””
Greater Greater Washington followed up on the story today, suggesting that Apple “Just propose a Federal style store already”.
I have recently become a huge fan of Apple so I’m really saddened by this news. I actually think the modern style of Apple’s buildings look pretty fresh. But I also understand Georgetown wanting to maintain the integrity of its historic blocks. But damn I want an Apple store in DC. Hmm, quite a conundrum. Of course I’d love to see an Apple store in Columbia Heights or Penn Quarter but let’s just assume that the Georgetown space is the only one they are willing to consider. So my question to you is – who’s being ridiculous here? Should Apple conform to Georgetown’s architectural requirements or should Georgetown lighten up a bit and realize what a great addition an Apple store would be?