Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Temporary SoHo Retail Store Showcases Rustic Look
Apple has closed New York City's first Apple Store, SoHo, at 103 Prince Street for renovations, and opened a temporary store nearby at 72 Greene Street. The store, while "temporary", has the same look-and-feel of an Apple Store, with Covent Garden-style exposed brick and HVAC.
These pictures, published by Racked, show the inside of the store which is very busy, typical for an Apple Store. Racked has several more pictures of the store as well.
Beyond the cast iron portal, the crowd was thick, huddled around signature blond tables showing Apple's array of electronic goodies. Thoughts of chewy candy were erased, replaced by a deep desire for things digital. The look of this new emporium, where Apple fiends can get their jones on while the main store on Prince Street is remade, is raw and rustic. Imagine a very, very clean warehouse with lots of friendly spirits decked out in identical blue shirts.
Apple hasn't specified how long the SoHo store will remain closed, but with a full-featured Genius Bar and plenty of products on display, the temporary store looks capable of taking care of Apple's customers.