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Apple's First Retail Store in Queens, New York Opens July 11

Apple has announced that its first retail store in Queens, New York, located at the Queens Center shopping mall in the Elmhurst neighborhood, will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM local time. The new Apple Store at 90-15 Queens Boulevard will be open between 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM on Monday-Saturday and between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Sunday.

Apple Store Queens Center
Apple's first retail store in Queens will mark its eighth location in New York City, with six existing locations in Manhattan and one in Staten Island. Apple is also planning to open its first retail store in Brooklyn, having signed a long-term lease for a 20,000 square-foot building at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, although those plans are running behind schedule after the store missed its original April 2015 grand opening target.

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Apple Store at Queens Center under construction in late May (Twitter/Joe Calati)

Apple recently opened its new Upper East Side store in Manhattan at 940 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 74th Street, on the site of a former banking complex built in 1921 that previously housed luxury retailer VBH. The company also plans to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store and temporarily relocate to the vacating FAO Schwarz toy store in the same General Motors Building plaza.

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52 months ago

I actually knew that (my kids live there). I'm just venting, cause if you live where Tim Cook grew up, you have to drive 2 hours to NEW ORLEANS to get to the nearest Apple store. That's two states away.

You could go to the single Apple store in the state, but that's over 4 hours away.

Maybe Apple retail team did thorough analysis and decided Alabama is not ready yet? Retail is a complex business, they can't just open a store simply because a CEO grew up in that area, wouldn't be fair to shareholders.
Rating: 5 Votes
52 months ago
Grand opening sign provided by Windows Phone OS.



Rating: 4 Votes
52 months ago
Queens truly has come a long way, hasn't it? XD
Rating: 4 Votes
52 months ago
"But where in New York can one find a woman with grace elegance, taste and culture. A woman suitable for a king?"

........
Rating: 4 Votes
52 months ago

Ok, Mr. Cook. Enough is enough. That makes how many Apple stores in the 5 boroughs alone? And there is a single Apple store in your home state of Alabama? <sigh>


Manhattan: 6
Queens: 1 (As of July 11)
Brooklyn: 1 (Under Construction)
Staten Island: 1
The Bronx: 0
Rating: 3 Votes
52 months ago
I visited this thread thinking that at least this was somewhat benign news, so probably wouldn't stir up the usual amount of complaining.

Proved wrong.
Rating: 2 Votes
52 months ago

Maybe Apple retail team did thorough analysis and decided Alabama is not ready yet? Retail is a complex business, they can't just open a store simply because a CEO grew up in that area, wouldn't be fair to shareholders.


I know. It just seems so wrong. I know his mother passed recently, so he probably won't be back to visit as often as before. I was always hoping that on one of his trips down here, his iPhone would break, and then he'd understand. <shrug>
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52 months ago

Still need a store in Harrisburg, PA. Sick of New York getting everything, and sick of having to drive to Lancaster. Lol


If they go by relative population, NYC will literally have 171 Apple stores by the time Harrisburg gets its first one.
49,528 v. 8,491,079
Rating: 2 Votes
52 months ago

Apple store or not, Hoboken is cooler than Queens and Brooklyn combined ;-)
#WestSide


wait what. hoboken is westside now?
kinda pushing it you think?
; )
Rating: 2 Votes
52 months ago

What about Long Island? Huntington or Smithtown?

There's Manhasset, Roosevelt Field, Smith Haven Mall, and Walt Whitman Mall.
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