According to PC Mag, the store is 23,000 square feet and was once occupied by a restaurant. Apple reportedly signed a ten year lease with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (better known to us New Yorkers as MTA). But it’s not met without controversy and is allegedly being investigated by New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli. PC Mag writes,“Apple's contract, however, doesn't allow for any revenue-sharing with the MTA; New York State is reportedly investigating the deal to determine whether or not the MTA gave Apple "overly generous terms on its lease."
· 750,000 people pass through Grand Central daily and over 1,000,000 people during the holidays· Mean household income for Grand Central Terminal commuters is $95,800; 50% of household incomes are over $100,000, and 20% are over $200,000.
Notable additions to the store:
- Use of Apple Store app - can make purchases and pick-up in store
- 15 minute express workshops at this location
- Can check yourself out without an employee at all locations (update to Apple app)