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Apple begins building Grand Central Terminal store

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon August 15, 2011

May be finished in time for holidays

Construction crews have begun work related to Apple's upcoming Grand Central Terminal store in New York City, photos obtained by AppleInsider show. New scaffolding has appeared on the second floor, spanning a considerable area. The images are consistent with Apple's plans, which involve establishing a 23,000 foot storefront in one of the city's busiest hubs.

The project is expected to last about four months, but might still see the shop open in time for the Christmas shopping season. Apple's usual deadline for store openings is Black Friday in late November, the busiest shopping day of the year. Like many companies, Apple typically records its best sales during the holiday quarter.

Once completed the Grand Central outlet will be biggest Apple flagship in the world. It may also cost the company a tremendous sum of money, reportedly at least $800,000 a year and a whopping $1.1 million after 10 years. On top of this Apple is said to be working with the NYPD on the problem of product launches, since winding lineups could disrupt people simply trying to use the rail system.






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  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    long lines?

    as the article mentions the must be a system to keep product launch lines from interfering with the place that coined the phrase, "busy as grand central station".

  1. Mark Tilley

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    product launches shouldn't be a problem

    I don't think that product launches should be any issue with this store.

    With a storefront 23,000 feet long, you could theoretically have more than 20,000 people lining up just in front of the store!

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