Some cities are pushing back when Apple tries to open new retail stores

Stockholm Sweden Apple store

There was a time when landing one of Apple's brick-and-mortar retail stores would be seen as an automatic win and a big coup for a city, a neighborhood -- the sort of retail version of alchemy. Ordinary land, an ordinary facility, would immediately turn into gold as the iFaithful stream through the doors and the dollars start flowing.

But simple things don't always stay that way, times change, and now even Apple at times finds itself dealing with the NIMBY backlash you used to see associated with a retailer like, dare we say it, Walmart. This is not to suggest, of course, that there's been some kind of massive shift in the attitude toward Apple stores, which remain among the most lucrative per square foot in the retail industry. But -- well, let's just look at the pushback currently under way in Stockholm.

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