“Having been under renovations for over a year, Apple’s flagship U.K. store in London will finally reopen on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., the company has announced,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“Although Apple was operating sales out the basement for some time, the shop has been completely shut down since June 13,” Fingas reports. “Apple is engaged in much more extensive renovations than usual for its retail chain, such as altering the facade, moving three inside columns, and replacing its old central staircase with two on either side.”

“Ironically, the square footage of the store should shrink by 4,400 square feet,” Fingas reports. “Typical Apple renovations result in more square footage as the company tries to keep up with foot traffic and show off an ever-growing product line.”

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