32-foot-by-32-foot glass cube-topped Midtown Manhattan Apple ‘Mecca’ to serve the faithful 24/7?

“We had really hoped to confirm recent blog reports that a massive Apple Computer store going up in midtown Manhattan, aka ‘Apple Mecca,’ will be the company’s first retail outlet open 24 hours a day. But, alas, an Apple spokesman said the company isn’t ready to confirm, deny or make any official announcements about the store, so we can only offer our observations, and point to what others have written,” Michelle Meyers blogs for CNET.

“The store–which will reportedly be 25,000 square feet–is located in the underground retail plaza of the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue,” Meyers writes. “For what it’s worth, we did find Apple job postings for the Midtown store, and no mention of 24-7 work.”

Full article here.

“The Midtown Manhattan store, which will be located inside the GM building and feature a 32-foot glass cube entrance outside, remains on track to open in May. Construction is planned to wrap-up in the next month with employees slated to being training by the end of April. Apart from its prominent location, the store remains unique in that could be the first to be open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week,” Think Secret reports.

Full article here.

Photo of Apple’s glass cube under construction here and here.

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  1. Umm.. just to pick nits, “32 foot by 32 foot” doesn’t describe a cube.. it describes a square. Just saying “32 foot cube” would suffice, as would “32 ft by 32 ft by 32 ft cube” though that would be redundant.

    –Geometry Was Hard

  2. NYC is one of the biggest art and publishing cities on earth, many things get during the middle of the night to meet deadline using Mac’s.

    The existance of a 24/7 Apple Store is definatly welcome and that’s it’s in a quiet area at night is even better.

    There will be a line going around several blocks upon it’s grand opening.

    Apple would do good to stock well the store with art supplies, mouse pads and everything else.

  3. “not Lickanus, Wisconsin”

    Yeah, but they make excellent apple butter in Lickanus. And the Lions club accepts new members any time. There is a tongue length requirement however. Gene Simmons is considered a god there.

  4. A little over a decade ago I worked for The Good Guys (retail electronics chain a la Circuit City) in their 24/7 Hollywood store. Many, many, many big wigs (actors, directors, producers, musicians etc) shopped at those hours and spent a ton of $$. They don’t like getting hassled by the general public or tabloid folks, thus shop late…err. early. Also many would get off of the set or other late night gig and buy an expensive toy or gadget on their way home. So this NY site might do well for those desiring to buy at night. And don’t forget, when you’re working under an important deadline to finish a project and crash a hard drive of get a bad firewire cable, it’ll be the only computer store open for 100 miles. You WILL make the drive.

  5. I’m all for it, but is not really the most appropriate part of town for a 24 hour retail store.
    SOHO is more active at 3AM than midtown… Maybe the (my) SOHO location will follow suit? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />


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