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Apple to nab thrift shop for Brooklyn retail store?

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Boy am I tired of the word "hipsters". Being hip is not something you buy but a state of being. Anyway everyone in New York refers to the L train (connects Willaimsburg with Manhattan) as the iPod train.

  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969



    are you talking about?

  1. AppleNut

    Joined: Dec 1969



    highest concentration anywhere? Have you look at an Apple map of CA yet?

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969


    probably so

    AppleNut said "highest concentration anywhere? Have you look at an Apple map of CA yet?"

    Dear AppleNut: have you looked at a map of California? It is wicked big. NYC is pretty small. Concentration does not mean overall number of Apple Stores, it means the Apple Store density per square km/mile. NYC probably claims that title. Unless you can show me 5 Apple Stores in California that are in the same small area the size of NYC.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Most people during rush hours on buses subways and other connecting services in nyc and surrounding it wear ipods because it just makes the ride more enjoyable/bearable. Has nothing to do with image.

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