Apple's Grand Central Terminal Store Preparing for 10AM Opening on Friday

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Apple today posted its official Grand Central retail store page, formally announcing the 10:00 AM grand opening scheduled for this Friday, December 9th. The store's normal hours will include an early opening time of 7:00 AM on weekdays in order to accommodate commuters passing through the terminal.

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One MacRumors reader has passed along a few recent photos of the interior of the store, showing that Apple is still putting the finishing touches on the store's buildout including the typical wood tables that will allow customers to test out Apple's products. One photo in particular shows a close-up view of the store's Genius Bar, revealing the clear glass wall behind the bar that will provide customers will a relatively unobstructed view of the terminal's stone walls behind.

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Apple is paying approximately $1.1 million per year in rent for the large space, well below market rates for retail space in the terminal and the broader Manhattan real estate market. The State of New York is investigating the deal's terms, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority insists that it received the best possible terms for a difficult space.

Top Rated Comments

WildCowboy Avatar
160 months ago
They must have also come up with invisible cables for those two monitors hanging on the Genius Bar's glass wall. I wish I could get some of those for my TV.

The cables come straight out from the wall into the back of the monitor.

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Tiger8 Avatar
160 months ago
The haters may hate, but Apple retail business is doing so well. How many retail stores they have in NYC alone? The iconic 5th avenue store, the soho store, and now this one. Am I missing a store?

Good for them.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GQB Avatar
160 months ago
Those stools look very difficult to sit down on...

They're not supposed to be lounge chairs. They're a butt perch for a few minutes while you're being served.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eatrains Avatar
160 months ago
The haters may hate, but Apple retail business is doing so well. How many retail stores they have in NYC alone? The iconic 5th avenue store, the soho store, and now this one. Am I missing a store?

Good for them.

Missing two: the Upper West Side store and the West 14th Street store.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pwhitehead Avatar
160 months ago
I bet you wont be able to come 10 feet in front of that store for at least a month; without waiting in line for a few hours..
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBreatheApple Avatar
160 months ago
$92,000/month for rent, nbd. :apple:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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