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Washington Apple store to open on two floors of Carnegie Library on May 11

Mount Vernon Square spot will launch with a six-week festival

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Apple plans to open its second Washington store at the restored Carnegie Library at 801 K Street NW on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

The 19,000-square-foot location in Mount Vernon Square in downtown will unfold over the 116-year-old building’s first floor, its lower level gallery, and parts of the main staircase and foyers. It will mark the latest chapter in the Carnegie Library’s storied life. It’s been just that—a library—as well as the home of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The historical society, which will occupy the second floor as well as office and storage space in the building, is also reopening May 11 following a revamp, per the society.

As for that long-expected Apple opening, it will also kick off a six-week event called the StoryMaker Festival, which will include myriad local artists in a wide variety of fields. They will include rapper GoldLink and the Ballou High School’s marching band.

The Mount Vernon Square store will be the tech colossus’ second location in the district, after the Apple store in Georgetown. Stay tuned.