We’ve been hearing that construction crews were moving at rapid speed over the past few weeks, so it makes sense that an announcement was made this morning that the Apple Store at 300 Ashland Place in Fort Greene will open Saturday, December 2.
This will be the second Apple Store in Brooklyn. The first, at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, opened in 2016.
The store’s official address will be 123 Flatbush Avenue, Apple said. Over the weekend, workers were sealing the pavement in front of the retail spaces, Brownstoner noticed.
Apple signed a 10-year lease agreement with Two Trees, the developer of 300 Ashland, in 2016 for about 12,000 square feet of retail space at the base of the tower, sources told The Real Deal at the time.
Plans for 300 Ashland — aka BAM South — were filed in 2013. The metal-clad building includes 379 residential units, 76 of them affordable housing.
Earlier this year, New York Magazine reported that the actress Tavi Gevinson was being paid by Two Trees to produce sponsored content for 300 Ashland Place, where she is a tenant.
There will also be space in the development dedicated to cultural institutions. Part of 300 Ashland will be home to four BAM Cinema theaters, a Brooklyn Public Library branch, 651 ARTS, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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