Has Apple Picked Brooklyn Store Site?

September 26, 2008

After almost a year of speculation, the Gothamist Web site now says that Apple has finalized the location for a Brooklyn (NYC) retail store, at 176 Bedford Avenue, formerly occupied by the Salvation Army thrift store. The run-down building on the northwest corner at North 7th Street has a 60-foot frontage and 40-foot depth, and occupies three levels over part of the lot. The building dates back to the early 1900s and hasn’t been renovated in many years. Based on its original red-brick construction, if it does become an Apple store, it would be demolished and re-built. Take a walk along Bedford Avenue on the Big Map Web site to get a feel for the area.

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Nikato Muirhead September 27, 2008 at 1553

I know brooklyn very well, and I know apple very well. I can tell you, there is no way that Apple would put a sore on bedford ave. Apple would go for Metrotech center or Brooklyn Waterfront, or perhaps even Brooklyn College area. Bedford Ave location IS fairly close to downtown, but not good enough for Apple (security, crime,), . They should consider also livingston st , or hoyt street, near Brooklyn Tabernacle and polytechnic University, they could also try to get space at barclay’s arena, Future Home of New York (brooklyn :0) NETS NBA Team

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Eric Lewis September 29, 2008 at 0415

Well I think an apple store here would be only beneficial. It would help clean up the area and make it feel safer and will encourage others to do the same.

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Alfred October 7, 2008 at 1300

In my opinion, this strip of Bedford is not only the hippest part of Brooklyn (that is FULL of Apple users) but it is also safer and far more ideal than the spots that Nikato mentioned previously. The retail spaces in Downtown Brooklyn are larger but the demographics don’t fit.. AT ALL. Look who shops around there: Its all cheap fast food and various high-end ghetto crap. And I just don’t see Apple moving into Atlantic Center. Haha, that would be a disaster. Apple’s high retail standards would never allow it.

Williamsburg is an ideal spot for an Apple Store. Still, I’m not sure how they’d fit a store on that Salvation Army lot. Could be a good place for a store focused on service vs. a flagship/showroom type of store.

Where is this “Bedford is unsafe” stuff coming from anyway? The only crimes committed there nowadays are fashion crimes. har har.

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