Rumors have been circulating for years, but for the first time some concrete evidence has emerged that seems to confirm Berlin is getting an Apple Store. The tell tale black hoarding has gone up around what used to be an old cinema at 23 Kufuerstendamm, a fashionable street with many famous brands including Timberland and Hilfiger.
Discovered by Bloomberg as part of a report into fashion brands abandoning East Berlin, ‘a person with knowledge of the plan’ confirmed that Apple was planning to open it later this year.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) may be the next company to appear on the 4- kilometer (2.5-mile) boulevard known as Ku’damm, in the capital’s most expensive shopping district. The iPhone maker will open a store there, its first in the German capital, this year, a person with knowledge of the plan said. The person asked not to be identified because the information is private.
It’s quite amazing to think that a city as influential and cultural as Berlin hasn’t yet got an Apple Store, but let’s hope it will open soon rather than later.