It is a pretty good time to be a Philadelphian. The Phillies are in the World Series, the city managed to avoid
The Metro reports
Considering Apple's trend of opening stores in upscale areas, Walnut Street fits the bill nicely. It is mere blocks away from Rittenhouse Square (one of Philadelphia's toniest area) and within a six block radius of my apartment (though I imagine that was but a minor consideration for Apple).
However, while the store might be amongst fellow upscale retailers like Tiffany & Co. and Burberry it would also serve as competition for a couple of local independent Apple shops. Springboard Media and Bundy are both long-lived, small, local shops that sell and service Apple products. I imagine that if an Apple Store were to open so close to either they would start to put more emphasis on their repair services, which are more robust than those that Apple offers in their retail spaces.
Check out the Metro story for a rendering of what the Apple Store on Walnut Street might look like (spoiler alert: it looks like an Apple Store).
[via Technically Philly]
This story, "Report: Apple Store Headed to Downtown Philadelphia" was originally published by Macworld.