Just shy of a month ago, pnosker reported the rumor that Apple Inc. would be opening its newest store in Grand Central in the greatest city in the world (aka New York City.) Moreover, the store would be ready in time to kick off the season of gross over-spending on Black Friday.
But alas, this shall not be so. Construction workers have confirmed that Apple’s largest retail store will not open its doors in time for Black Friday. According to Mashable, the workers told them that “It won’t be any time too soon. We still have a lot to do, so my guess is that it will be ready in December.”
This store will be the first to open in the US since Ron Johnson became the former SVP for retail at Apple and the present CEO of J.C. Penney. Ron had helped Steve Jobs design what is now a very iconic store front.
The Apple Store in Grand Central Station is supposed to cost over $1 million in rent each year and is smack dab in the middle of about 750,000 commuters. But New York City residents need not worry as there are currently 4 other Apple Stores sprinkled throughout the city that they can shop at on Black Friday.
Apple is likely to have some nice deals at their retail stores this year same as last year. But Apple, in Apple fashion, is very quite on this front. The only nugget of information Apple has announced concerning Black Friday is a notice on its Web site telling customers it will offer a “special one-day Apple shopping event” on Nov. 25 for its online store. That is all it specifies and states that consumers will be able to find “iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on [their] list.” Notice the iPhone 4S is suspiciously left out.
It’ll be interesting to see what deals are unveiled this Friday. Let us know your best Apple deals in the comments below. Happy shopping everyone!