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Apple going Grand: MTA approves world's largest Apple Store in Grand Central

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Apple going Grand: MTA approves world's largest Apple Store in Grand Central
Amidst a growing “Apple Stoer” boom in China, the New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has just approved a 10-year deal with Apple for a 23,000 square-foot Apple Store which will become the company's largest retail location globally. The store will be located in the busiest subway stop in the NYC subway system, Grand Central Terminal, occupying its north and northeastern balconies and will stand out not only with its size but also rent as Cupertino will pay $800,000 per year, more than double the sum Metrazur, the restaurant previously taking up the space, paid. After 10 years, the sum will jump to $1 million annually.

Apple will also be responsible for refurbishing the place, so overall the MTA envisions a minimum of $5 million in profits. The deal will still need to be approved by the financial committee today and by MTA's board of directors on Wednesday, but once that is done Cupertino will have the green light for the Grandest Apple Store. The scale of this? Grand Central Terminal's website explains that 75,000 people pass through the terminal daily and more than 1,000,000 over the holidays.

source: NY Post

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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 09:43 6

1. wumberpeb (Posts: 432; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Well there goes the neighbo.....errr.....train station

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:49 2

2. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


i forsee a robbery or two

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:04 1

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Too bad Android can only dream of this happening lol.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:52 1

4. Phonecall01 (Posts: 129; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


Too bad you can only dream of not being a troll...

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 04:44 1

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, it's a fact you know. iOS >>> Android by a mile.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:57 4

5. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Dear The_Miz,

Please stop. You're making Apple enthusiasts look like morons.

Signed, Me

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 04:44 1

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Nah, you do that on your own.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:37

6. blitzball (unregistered)


They don't need this shiot at all.....but you know what....I'll be the one implode-laughing when there ends up being at least 15 raids a day on this location. Such an easy target....that even blind people can do it too.....

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