Apple is expanding in NYC, with plans to open its first retail location in Queens, sources tell 9to5mac.com. According to the website, Apple will open a store on the second floor of the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst. It's reportedly under construction, and when complete it will supposedly be the biggest Apple retail outlet to ever open in a New York mall. Bet you're pretty impressed, right?
The mac blog also says an Apple store is coming to the Upper East Side, on 74th Street and Madison, which could place it in the ground floor of the townhouse-turned-condo project on property formerly occupied by the Whitney Museum. That development has 15,000 square feet of retail space, according to an earlier report in The Real Deal.
Of course, we already knew that Williamsburg is getting an Apple store on Bedford Avenue, across from the forthcoming Whole Foods, a few blocks from the Starbucks and just around the corner from the J. Crew. That was initially expected to open this year, but nothing's been confirmed by Apple.
In fact, when we called Apple for comment on the Queens Apple store, a spokesperson told us, "We haven't made any announcement about a store in that location." Okay, what about the Upper East Side location? "We haven't made any announcement about a store in that location." Fine, but will our obsession with the latest gadgets ever bring us any abiding fulfillment? "We haven't made any announcement about a store in that location."