Apple closes 11 Bay Area stores in wake of widespread looting and violence


Just days after opening up a handful of Bay Area stores for storefront and curbside sales and service, Apple said Monday that it was closing nearly all of its retail outlets across the region, and the country, for the day in the wake of riots and unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Apple said 11 Bay Area stores would remain closed Monday in the wake of widespread looting that swept across several regional cities over the weekend. Among the localities hit by violence, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Danville, Pleasant Hill and San Leandro have all imposed curfews in an attempt to curtail the violence in their streets.

“With the health and safety of our teams in mind, we’ve made the decision to keep a number of our stores in the U.S. closed today,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement given to this news organization.

Apple said the following Bay Area stores are closed Monday, but are currently slated to reopen by 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • 4th Street in Berkeley
  • Bay Street in Emeryville
  • Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek
  • Burlingame
  • Chestnut Street and Union Square stores in San Francisco
  • Corte Madera
  • Los Gatos
  • Palo Alto and Stanford Shopping Center stores in Palo Alto
  • Hillsdale in San Mateo



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