updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri September 26, 2008
Brooklyn Apple Store?
Apple is looking at taking over a thrift shop in order to set up a dedicated Brooklyn retail store, claims Gothamist. Anonymous source say the company has already bought a building at 176 Bedford Avenue, on the corner of North 7th Street; the location is not empty and up for lease, as is usually the case with Apple's acquisitions, but presently occupied by the Salvation Army. The church may be looking to sell however, as earlier rumors suggested the building could become a McDonald's restaurant.
Apple is thought by many to have an interest in a Brooklyn store, but has not confirmed any site or even a desire to expand. Locations rumored in the past have included 345 Adams Street, amidst upper-class stores and restaurants, and a front in The Edge on Kent Avenue. If launched, a Brooklyn store would mark Apple's fifth store inside of New York City, the highest concentration of Apple Stores anywhere.