Apple Inc., opened one of the biggest stores in Grand Central Terminal, New York couple of days ago.
Apple's latest flagship store, located in New York City's historic train station, is 23,000 square feet and differs from the sleek and tech friendly look of its other outlets.
The Apple logo is displayed more conservatively on the right inside the Grand Central location and the overall architecture of the store complements Grand Central Terminal. The location has two Genius Bars and 15-minute express classes on "how to use Apple products" exclusively for commuters, reports Reuters.
The space where the store is located is owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority which runs New York City's bus and subway system. The authority confirmed that Apple Inc. paid $180 per square foot for the lease.
The Apple Store employees 300 people which is considered to be a shoppers heaven during the Christmas season. The store opened at 10 a.m. on Friday in the presence of hundreds of spectators.
Apple is facing a probe by the New York administration over its deal with the MTA, however. The administration has reason to believe Apple was given an overly sweet deal by the MTA as compared to other tenants at Grand Central Station.