A report presented at a planning commission meeting in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday had plans for something that, at first, seems unspectacular — the construction of a “one-story 8,084 square foot commercial building with 75 feet of street frontage.” But while the applicant on the report is listed as ASB/Blatteis Promenade Holdings, the plans included something that looks an awful lot like an Apple store.
The mock-ups have Apple’s hallmark glass exterior, blond wood tables and galactic-themed screensavers on the monitors that line its walls — though we know that all those design features are easily duplicated.
The site currently houses a three-story, 33,750-square-foot commercial building built in 1984, the report said.
If approved, the building, which housed a Borders bookstore before the company went bankrupt last month, will be demolished to make way for the new, mostly glass store.
Apple recently celebrated a decade in the retail space, and reports indicated that the company was going to use the anniversary to kick off a retail makeover.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the first Apple store opening in Tysons Corner, Va., The Buzz dug up this gem of a video tour Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs made for Macworld in 2011:
There’s a lot of buzz out there that the proposed building in Santa Monica is the first of a new generation of the Apple stores — but that hasn’t been confirmed.