New York City's Grand Central Terminal to get Apple Store

New York City's Grand Central Terminal (often erroneously referred to as a station) will be getting a special new tenant this month, just in time for holiday visitors to come into the city for their shopping.

As CNN and other sources are buzzing, the fifth Apple store in Gotham will be housed on the upper balcony of Grand Central Terminal at Lexington Avenue and 42nd Street.

The company announced Thursday that the space will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 9.

While some sources are calling this the biggest Apple store ever, CNN points out that the store stretches out over 23,000 square feet, which is smaller than London's Regent Street (25,000 sq. ft.) and Covent Garden (24,600) outlets. "As is its practice, Apple declined to offer square footage numbers," the article continues.

The story also notes that Apple's expenses on the new store were "relatively low" by New York City standards because of restrictions imposed by the terminal's landmark status. The state comptroller is reportedly investigating the terms of the lease—so your Apple-fan clients should start shopping while they can!

 

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