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On Monday, Apple confirmed what everyone already knew: They do indeed plan to open a fourth Manhattan store on the Upper West Side this year. The company won't disclose the location, but we've heard for ages that it's at 67th and Broadway—heard, and seen photos, and read reports that the site is actually going to open around Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, the Fifth Avenue store is going strong. How strong? Let the Daily News paint a picture for you: "The store, which has 500 workers, has estimated annual sales of more than $350 million, topping any of the chain's other outlets, said Jeffrey Roseman, executive vice president of real estate broker Newmark Knight Frank Retail. The location is 10,000 square feet, putting its sales per square foot at a minimum of $35,000, Roseman said. That's the equivalent of selling one Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan per square foot." Yeah, if we were Apple, we'd be moving quickly on that Upper West Side store too.
· Apple to open shop on upper West Side [NYDN]
· UWS Apple Store Due By Thanksgiving [Racked]
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