X

Apple is gearing up to open its first retail outlet Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal this Friday at 10 a.m., the company confirmed.The store, located at 45 Grand Central Terminal, will be fifth Apple Store in New York City.
The store will open daily from 7am to 9pm Monday to Friday and also weekends in a bid to catch commuters on varying work schedules in one of New York’s busiest spots.

It has already opened up online bookings for the Genius Bar, business users and one-to-one-consultations.

20111206112601fb3e8 600x300 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
Click to enlarge
New Grand Central Station Store: Image: 9to5Mac

But the Apple Store opening is not without controversy – the giant is paying approximately US$1.1 m per year in rent for the space – well below market rates for the terminal or Manhattan area, according to MacRumours.

The State of New York is also said to be investigating the deal’s terms.

 

However, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority insist they got the fairest deal possible from Apple.

Reports also suggest that the new  store is a part of the terminal itself rather than sectioned off retail space.

728x90 MOTOROLA EDGE 20 PRO Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
728x90 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
ARL0447 Arlo Cash Back Promo Nov 21 Web Banner 728x90px 300dpi V3 AU scaled Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
211112 4Square Banner Narrow TWE3B 2 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
728x90 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
728x90 TCL Mini LED FUll Array Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
Belkin Better Together 728x90 1 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
en us WD Black Banners Portfolio 728x90 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
Leaderboard 728x90 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC
Sony 290ES 728x90 1 Grand Central, Sir: Apple Invade NYC


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE