A new flagship Apple Store is scheduled to open up in the Big Apple – more specifically Grand Central terminal – today. According to BrandChannel.com, this sales outlet will be the biggest, of over 200 Apple stores, to date.
The 23,000 square-foot store is scheduled to open just in time for holiday shopping, and will include all of the services found in other stores, including workshops and events about how to use the iPhone and other Apple products, Genius Bar technical support (which requires an online reservation), One-to-One technical assistance for upgrading to a new Mac or migrating from Windows to OS X, and of course displays of all Apple products.
According to Fox News, “one of the main infrastructure upgrades Apple paid for is the renovations of a bank of elevators to lift shoppers to the balcony level“. It also reported that the demographics of people who pass through the area are among the city’s wealthiest – a full “50% of its commuters’ household incomes are over $100,000, and 20% are over $200,000. Office workers in the neighborhood earn a combined $11.3 billion a year.”
To get a glimpse of what this grand iconic store will look like, check out a few photos on gothamist.com. The Grand Central store will not be enclosed in glass like many of Apple’s other flagship stores, but it will be very spacious, allowing customers to leisurely explore products and software and receive lots of friendly sales assistance.