If you have an Apple product and live in coastal South Jersey, I have some bad news for you.  Apple Inc. plans to close its location at the Pier in Atlantic City, according to Bloomberg.com.

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of New Jersey for 52 employees who will be affected. The iPhone maker rarely closes a retail store without relocating it.

“Due to a sharp decline in tourism and visitors to the area, we have made the difficult decision not to extend our lease,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement. “We are offering all of the store’s employees other jobs within Apple and we look forward to serving our Greater Atlantic City customers through our other southern New Jersey, Delaware Valley, and Greater Philadelphia area stores.”

No timetable has been given for the closing.  The next closest Apple location is in Cherry Hill.

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