The Big Apple is about to get its 5th Apple retail location. To open on the East Balcony of historic Grand Central Terminal on East 42nd Street, the 23,000 square-foot store front will take in the grandeur of Main Concourse’s Sky Ceiling. Formerly occupied by Metrazur restaurant from celebrity chef Charlie Palmer, one of the first tenant in the then newly renovated Grand Central Terminal, Apple’s rent will be significantly higher as well – $1.1 million compared to Metrazur‘s $263,997. The tech giant reportedly paid Charlie Palmer $5 million to forgo the space also. Yet, with the New Yorkers’ feverishly demand for everything Apple, this newest retail outpost will serve daily commuters, nearby office workers, residents, and the ever present tourists. Along with the familiar wooden stools, tables and ubiquitous glass panelings, Apple will also install an elevator for easy access. While no exact date for the store’s opening is set yet, its likely Apple will have it ready before the holiday shopping season rush. Meanwhile, construction workers have started work on the space. In addition to the new Apple Store, Grand Central Terminal’s landlord, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), also announced arrival of the immensely popular Shake Shack restaurant chain to transportation hub later this year.
Apple Store – Grand Central Terminal
87 East 42nd Street | Map
New York, NY 10017