Apple Store at Carnegie Library Opens May 11

May 1, 2019
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By Scott Gelman

Carnegie Library tends to be a top destination for history buffs and tourists, but starting this month it will also be the place to buy a new iPhone.

Apple’s newest D.C. location will open May 11 at 10 a.m., D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

In 2017, the Historical Society, Events DC and Apple started to restore the facility, which will now combine educational and retail space. The Historical Society, which temporarily moved some of its collections to the Newseum, will share the space with the tech giant.

“I applaud Apple, Events DC and the Historical Society of Washington for this innovative partnership that creates jobs, brings amenities to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, and reactivates an iconic DC landmark,” Bowser said in a statement.

Apple currently has stores in Georgetown, Bethesda, Clarendon and Pentagon City.

The Historical Society, meanwhile, will open its exhibits in the new space.

“The 114-year-old Carnegie Library building is one of the most important objects in our collections,” said Historical Society Executive Director John Suau in a statement when the project was first announced. “Apple’s sensitive and dynamic restoration plan ensures that the building will be enjoyed by the public for another century.”

The new Apple store is located at 801 K Street Northwest. To kickoff the opening, Apple is featuring a six-week StoryMakers festival that will include an appearance from Ballou High's Majestic Marching Knights.

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