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Apple Store in Grand Central opens tomorrow

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2011 17:04 User comments (4)

Apple Store in Grand Central opens tomorrow Apple has confirmed its large Grand Central store will open tomorrow at 10 AM.
The 23,000 square-foot megastore will be complete with Genius Bar tech support and "a few new things designed for people who move at New York speed," says ABC.

Those include: "We have all of our workshops as well as one-to-one training. We'll also have, exclusive to this store, 15-minute express workshops that are streamlined versions of all our favorite workshops."

There is also an Apple Store App which will let you use your iOS device to make purchases online and pick up the product when you get to Grand Central.

The store will have 300 employees.

Apple bought out the space that was 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.

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4 user comments

18.12.2011 23:35

a few new things designed for people who move at New York speed

I've driven in New York...I'm not sure "New York Speed" is something you would want to admit, let alone advertise.

29.12.2011 10:29

Bug's got a point. I find at times it quicker to walk than to drive.

39.12.2011 13:13

Fact is BugJuice, real New Yorkers will only wait on line for a max of 15min or they leave.
Food shops in particular have to get the cash quick or forget about it.

49.12.2011 13:50

To bug and mysttic, not sure if you guys were being sarcastic or not, but obviously when they talk of NY speed, it has nothing to do with driving.

robert, 15? Nah, try 10.

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