updated 07:20 am EDT, Sun March 20, 2011
Grand Central store plans only ever preliminary
Not long after the rumor that Apple was planning on opening an Apple Store at the Grand Central Terminal, a counter-rumor has emerged claiming that the plan has already been scrapped. Newmark Knight Frank broker Jeffrey Roseman tweeted, "Lets see if Apple NOT coming to Grand Central gets as much press as it got, when the rumor started." The application for the store was only preliminary and has now reportedly fallen through.
The plans for the store would have made it the largest Apple retail outlet, outstripping even the Covent Garden store in London that spans 16,000 square feet. It would have also made it the largest store in the Grand Central retail space.
If it was to have proceeded, the Grand Central Terminal Apple Store would have been in the order of 25,000 square feet.