Yesterday we featured the application for a new glass-roofed store in Santa Monica,
which even though was applied for by a "Howard Robinson” and the
property owner as ASB/Blatteis Promenade Holdings, LLC.
The Architect drawings gave the store away as an Apple establishment.
Well last night the new store was approved and given the green light
to progress by the Santa Monica’s Planning Commission. The new building
will now replace the existing three storey building that used to be a
There has been some surprise just how
quickly the plans have been approved and on the Santa Monica Dispatch
website, Peggy Clifford writes:
"The surprise was that the staff put the project on the Consent
Calendar. I cannot remember any large, complex commercial project ever
going on the Consent Calendar. Apple was the only item on last night’s
Calendar. And, under the rules, the Consent Calendar is approved as a
whole – unless someone wishes to pull at item for discussion.”
Source: Apple Insider : Santa Monica Dispatch