As a Grand Central commuter into New York City, this whole Apple Store thing has been surreal. The WSJ posts some renderings of what the store would look like and frankly, it is amazing. The Store is so big and open that Apple will become part of Grand Central.
Think delicious free Apple Wifi for instance.
New details emerged today. Should the Board approve Apple’s bid on Wednesday, Apple will begin construction immediately and it is estimated to only take 4 months to build out the new Store?! So, theoretically it is open for the holidays.
Also, more information on the ouster:
Apple is paying Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant $5 million to vacate its space on the terminal’s east balcony more than eight years before its lease expires. The MTA will get significantly higher annual rent: $1.1 million from Apple vs. $263,997 from Metrazur.
In addition to the space currently occupied by Metrazur, Apple will move into an adjacent, currently vacant balcony on the northeast side of the terminal.
If that weren’t enough (and it is) the MTA announced that there was a Shake Shack going into Grand Central as well.