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Apple to open Grand Central store Dec. 9

Apple is opening its Grand Central store on Dec. 9. (Associated Press)

Apple is opening the doors of its Grand Central Station store — one of its largest-ever — on Dec. 9, the company announced in a statement on its retail Web site.

Doors to that New York store will open at 10 a.m., just in time to catch the holiday shopping crowds clamoring for iPads, iPhones and other gadgets. The store will open in a 23,000 square-foot space that was previously used by the restaurant Metrazur, PC Mag reported.

The New York Post reported last month that Apple is paying $60 per square foot for its lease, which is far below the going rate for other businesses in the station. The company is also reportedly not required to share any of its profits with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Apple celebrated its tenth retail anniversary in May. Its first store was in Tysons Corner, Va., which Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs decided to open after finding himself frustrated with the company’s small retail presence in other stores.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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