The downtown SF location of the Apple store is iconic enough that the SFMTA refers to the Powell Street Station entrance next door as the “Apple Store” entrance. That station entrance is going to be closed for the next five or so years due to Central Subway construction, but when it reopens, it probably won’t be the “Apple Store” entrance any longer, as Apple is planning on shuttering that Stockton and Ellis store to move a couple blocks away.
As the Chron reports, the Cupertino company is planning on moving its retail store to the Levi’s store on Stockton and Post, which is around 45% larger than Apple’s current location and which will, they say, add 50 more jobs to a force of 350 employees.
Apple only recently submitted its plans to relocate and have yet to unveil a timetable for renovation and relocation. They’ve been in the Stockton and Ellis spot for about nine years. (Anyone here remember when that building was a Sephora? Or, even more old school, a bank?) According to a press release sent by the Mayor’s office, the Levi’s store “is anticipated to relocate later this year.”