An Apple store may be coming to downtown SLO
According to an article in Saturday’s Tribune, Apple Computer has interest in opening a store in downtown SLO where Express Men used to be.
I think an Apple store would fit well with the direction downtown SLO is going. Sephora, a chain store that sells makeup, is set to open soon by Pottery Barn. And California Pizza Kitchen is going in where Fresh Choice was.
So much for downtown SLO protecting the small business owner. The Apple store will definitely have an impact on the Mac Superstore out on Higuera. Plus, I don’t know how Pizza Solo will survive when the California Pizza Kitchen opens 30 feet away. It should also give local-favorite Woodstocks some competition.
But, the city has to bring in the stores people want to spend money at in order to get tax revenue unless they are going to get the money other ways (like raising property taxes).