According to the New York Post, tech giant Apple has inked a 10-year deal with the MTA to open its largest store in the world in Grand Central Terminal. The 23,000-square-foot store will take up Grand Central’s north and northeast balconies, displacing Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant, according to MTA documents. Apple will initially pay rent of $800,000 a year, nearly half a million more than Metrazur paid. After 10 years, the rent will balloon to more than $1 million annually.
This would be the largest Apple store in the world, and when new product launches hit, you better believe that GC will be nothing short of a mad house. Trains will be backed up for miles just trying to get in there.
Just wait until a new iPhone and iPad release launches…
Here’s Pete Cashmore’s image mock up of the Apple store coming to GC: