updated 10:05 am EST, Thu December 27, 2007
Brooklyn Apple Store site?
A new location has been suggested for Apple's long-rumored retail store in Brooklyn, New York City. Added to the list of possible sites is 345 Adams Street, a formerly city-owned plot bought for the creation of upper-class shops and restaurants. Sources in the real estate industry claim that Apple is one of several retailers considering a portion of the 40,000 square feet being made available for retail, located inside a former court building.
Competitors or possible neighbors are said to include Barney's, The Gap and Banana Republic. The site is located next to a new Marriott Hotel, and approximately two and a half miles from Apple's current SoHo store, a distance which might ordinarily deter an extra location but is more sensible in the dense landscape of New York City.
Apple already has four retail locations in the city, and is said to be building a fifth at the northwest corner of West 67th street. With six stores, New York City would easily have the most concentrated deployment of Apple retail offerings in the US, dwarfing even the offerings in Apple's Bay Area home.