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Grand Central Apple Store to open at 7AM weekdays

updated 09:35 am EST, Mon December 5, 2011

Premiere scheduled for 10AM Friday

Having just recently confirmed a December 9th opening, Apple has now posted an official webpage for the Grand Central Apple Store in New York City. The shop is technically located at 45 Grand Central Terminal, and on the 9th will launch at 10AM. Regular weekday hours will begin at an unusually early 7AM, just an hour after the terminal itself usually opens.

Apple rarely opens stores at such an early hour. The main exception is in fact its flagship Fifth Avenue outlet, also in New York City, which never closes except in preparation for special events such as iPad and iPhone launches. On weekdays the Grand Central store will close at 9PM. Weekend hours are scheduled to run from 10AM to 7PM on Saturdays, and 11AM to 6PM on Sundays.

Workshops won't start until December 12th. Many of these will also be extremely short, lasting only 15 minutes. Some examples include Productivity Apps, iPad 2 Essentials, and OS X Lion Essentials.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    OMG!

    This is incredible news! 7am! That's incredibly early!! It's almost like, I don't know, they've put this store in a location that gets most of its traffic really early in the morning, as opposed to a mall, which itself doesn't open until 9 or 10. But only the marketing genius of Apple would realize that, hey, since commuters will be coming in real early and all, we should open early and try to sell to them.

    Man, now that I think of it, this would also be great for a place like Starbucks! I mean, waiting until 10am to sell coffee? That seems silly. I'm thinking of shooting off an email to their corporate hq and advise them that opening earlier in certain locations, like a train station, might get them more business!

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Um...

    Testudo, most places located inside train stations often open later and earlier than their counterparts. This is to accommodate the differing patterns of when people are usually there. For a computer store to do this is a bit different than a food venue, people need to eat, people don't "need" to go into the apple store, so it is of some note. There are always people in GCT 24 hours a day, as with most main train stations & terminals.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Um

    For a computer store to do this is a bit different than a food venue, people need to eat, people don't "need" to go into the apple store, so it is of some note.

    The Apple Store is not a computer store. It's an iPhone/iPad/Accessory store that also sells computers. Which is also what Apple is, BTW.

    There are always people in GCT 24 hours a day, as with most main train stations & terminals.

    Except the article states "opens at 7am, just an hour after the terminal usually opens". I was basing the comment on that.

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