Apple Shares Plans for Carnegie Library
Monday May 29, 2017
Apple has begun sharing detailed plans for the 114-year old Carnegie Library, participating in an interview with The Washington Post and presenting to ANC 2C last week (A presentation to ANC 6E will also occur). In December 2016, Apple signed a letter of intent with Events DC to open a global flagship store at the Carnegie Library. The MVT CID and DowntownDC BID issued a joint statement at the time, stating, “We welcome the announcement that Apple has executed a letter of intent to open a global flagship store in the historic Carnegie Library, located in the DowntownDC BID and adjacent to the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, restoring this iconic and historic landmark and establishing a new, global retail destination for DowntownDC and Mount Vernon Triangle.
“Apple’s proposal is yet another signal of the retail growth and business opportunities that are flourishing at the center of our vibrant city. This flagship store will serve as an important anchor and retail catalyst for many of the existing 835 retailers in DowntownDC and Mount Vernon Triangle, will support the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and its over 1 million annual attendees, and will add a new destination for the growing local residential and consumer communities that exist within our districts.” (image source: The Washington Post)