Construction on a new Apple store in downtown Palo Alto, pictured here on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, is set to begin “any day now,” according to city planning officials. The location at 340 University Ave., which most recently housed Z Gallerie furniture store, is a block away from Apple¿s existing store. The Apple store is a “new prototype,” according to a project description letter. (Kirstina Sangsahachart/ Daily News)

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