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Apple looks to move SF store a few blocks away

The company's current store at Stockton and Ellis streets in downtown San Francisco will be moved to Union Square, if all goes well.

Apple's proposed Union Square store.
Apple's proposed Union Square store. Apple/SFGate

If Apple can obtain the go-ahead from the city, its San Francisco store on Stockton and Ellis streets will be moving -- but not too far.

According to SFGate, Apple recently applied to move its current store to Union Square in a new silver box-shaped building. The current store opened nine years ago, but Apple has outgrown it, the company claims. By building a new store in Union Square, it believes that it can increase the number of people employed at the store by 50. Apple currently employs 350 people at the retail location.

Apple has so far not presented any timetable for completing the project and making the move.