Apple to open 20,000 square-foot retail space in Brooklyn

Apple to open 20,000 square-foot retail space in Brooklyn
Rumors of Apple’s retail expansion in New York City have been simmering for a while, and now it has been confirmed that the company will indeed be opening a location in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn has become a rather hip location for young up-and-comers in the city, and the Bedford Avenue location where Apple just signed a long term lease will fit in just fine.

The two-story, 20,000 square-foot facility is close to the Bedford Avenue L Station too, meaning the location will attract traffic from outside the borough. Right now, the space is undergoing a complete remodeling and will be completed by April 2015. Commercial space in Brooklyn, while considerably less expensive than Manhattan, is still pretty pricey. Commercial leases in the area generally run about $200 per-square-foot, making this new location a several million dollar-per-month property.  Microsoft will be paying a pretty-penny more at its upcoming flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

The building is brick, so the design will not be centered on an all-glass motif, rather, large arching windows will grace the store front, and the inside will be a familiar open and clean design as well.

Even better, soon there will be a Whole Foods open across the street, so Apple fans can snack out on something fresh whilst enjoying their fresh new iPhones, or iPads.

source: The New York Post

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10 Comments

1. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Love Apple Love Apple Go Go Go :)

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple needs that space to show off their $5000 gold smart watch. Since they will be selling those in droves. There is going to be a huge lineup for those $5000 smart watches.

10. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Geesh talk about the epicenter of hipsterism.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Only 20000 sqft? How much space do you need for five or six mobile devices to sell them ffs? Cheap toilet paper in bathrooms too no doubt.

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'm sorry if you live in a poverty place and you've never been inside an Apple store. Did you know they other non mobile products? You learn new things everyday broski.

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

^have non mobile

7. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

when you inflate the price of your deviced 500% you have plenty of money to afford a little extra space for your 'genius'' to give each other some rub n tugs in the back

3. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

ahh yes... brookyln... land of the hipsters....

8. Rager722 unregistered

No just Williamsburg. There's still many other neighborhoods that are still old school Brooklyn and have regular locals no stupid asshole hipsters

9. Rager722 unregistered

Opening in Williamsburg will be good and bad for Apple. Though they will make a lot of sales because of the hosts and rich people that moved in, they're also close to neighboring Bed Study and Bushwick which are both still dangerous neighborhoods so they will be prone to robberies.

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