Apple Store Fifth Avenue to close temporarily this Thursday afternoon – Friday morning

“The 24-hour Fifth Avenue (NYC) retail store will close its doors on Thursday afternoon, and then re-open early Friday morning, without explanation of why,” ifoAppleStore reports.

“The store’s on-line calendar shows none of the typical events after 1 p.m. on Thursday, or any events on Friday morning,” ifoAppleStore reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: The Apple Store Fifth Avenue webpage reads:
Please note: we will be temporarily closed Thursday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m. and will reopen Friday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. During this time, please visit one of our other two Manhattan locations: Apple Store, SoHo, or Apple Store, West 14th Street.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up.]


  1. Someone should scope out what’s going on in and around there this afternoon. Maybe since the store is 24 hour, they need to shut down to prep the employees with iPhone 2.0 information? Usually this would be done after hours, right?

  2. I step back and look at this article and can’t help but think: only with Apple!

    Let’s imagine, for a moment, that Best Buy announces that one of its stores will be closed for a day. How much newsworthy would this be?

    A retail store that is otherwise open 24/7 will be closed for 18 hours. This causes a flurry of activity online. By the time this day is done, there will be 40 or more comments in this thread, and many, if not most of them, will be speculation regarding the reason, mostlyl along the lines of “new iPhone is arriving”. I am pretty sure at least one will come from a devoted New Yorker who will trek over at 3:00 PM and report live via his iPhone. We’ll get data culled from FedEx or UPS, together with bills of lading from the US Customs, calculating the number of cartons/containers/boxes and their total volume, speculating on the exact size of an individual box, etc…

    Aaah, the lives of us, Mac fans…

  3. @ ChrisM

    Actually, as with the iPhone and per Apple policy, retail store staff did not officially know until mere hours before the launch (they were told about/trained on it during the shut down before the launch). This is probably just maintenance. Or to give their employees a break, seeing as they work 24/7… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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