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Updated: Grand Central Apple Store will not open this week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2011 12:38 User comments (2)

Updated: Grand Central Apple Store will not open this week Construction workers at the site say the retail store will not be open in time for Black Friday.
Says the worker (via Mashable):

It won't be any time too soon. We still have a lot to do, so my guess is that it will be ready in December.


Apple bought out the space currently rented by Charlie Palmer's Metrazur restaurant for $5 million, ensuring Palmer breaks his lease 8 years early.

The MTA says Apple will pay $1.1 million rent per year, a significantly higher amount than Metrazur, which was paying $263,997. Foot traffic through Grand Central is over 750,000 people per day, with commuters having an average salary above $100,000.

Besides the space in the east balcony, Apple will take the vacant, adjacent balcony, as well. Overall, the company will occupy 23,000 square feet, making Grand Central its 3rd largest store.


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2 user comments

123.11.2011 22:22

Woo hoo...another place to sell insultingly over priced, crippled, feature-lacking computers, tablets, and phones in a "fashionable" store. Like I tell all my friends and those I truly care about: beware of any product that starts with an "i".

Edit: Oh, and this was written by a former Macbook user. 2 months ago I bought a Lenovo laptop that runs circles around my friend's Macbook Pro that he got a few months ago too. And it has something that apprently Apple has never heard of: BLU-RAY! Man, for a "trendy" company, Apple really missed the boat on that one...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Nov 2011 @ 22:25

223.11.2011 23:45

Originally posted by lupine25:
Woo hoo...another place to sell insultingly over priced, crippled, feature-lacking computers, tablets, and phones in a "fashionable" store. Like I tell all my friends and those I truly care about: beware of any product that starts with an "i".

Edit: Oh, and this was written by a former Macbook user. 2 months ago I bought a Lenovo laptop that runs circles around my friend's Macbook Pro that he got a few months ago too. And it has something that apprently Apple has never heard of: BLU-RAY! Man, for a "trendy" company, Apple really missed the boat on that one...
Actually Apple supported bluray in the beginning. They realized that that incorporating bluray into their products could affect itunes sales. There supporting digital media instead, eventually they most likely will overtake bluray and have the dominant format. Still, its too bad HD DVD was bought out by sony..

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