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.