The flagship Apple retail store coming to D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library is expected to open in late spring, according to the building’s owner, according to the Washington Business Journal.
Events D.C. reports construction on the 19,000-square-foot store is slated to be complete in April. The store “is scheduled to open in late spring 2019 after completion and the required startup sequencing.”
In July 2015 Events DC announced that its board of directors and Apple had finalized terms for the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia to execute a lease with the Cupertino, California-based company for the establishment of a retail store. Apple’s 10-year lease in Mount Vernon Square provides for two five-year extension options.
Under the lease terms, the location would be at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, the center of a transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown DC. What’s more, a Tri-Party Agreement among Events DC, Apple and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will also be executed, memorializing a co-location of Apple and the Historical Society as part of the reimagined vision at Carnegie Library.