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Marty Markowitz Isn't Getting His DoBro Apple Store Anytime Soon

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was really hoping for an Apple store in the new retail space being built inside of Brooklyn's municipal building, but it looks like he's not getting it anytime soon. Officials announced that there will be an upscale restaurant anchoring the new space, and there's also been rumors flying around that the new shopping destination would include a "high-end supermarket" or a "upscale furniture store." But no Apple.

"I seriously just don't get it," was his response after hearing the news, and even added that Apple—which is already pretty gigantic, if you ask us—"won't reach the big-time" until they open up a Brooklyn store. So he's at least been shot down twice. The Post reports that city officials lobbied Apple "to take the prime space," but didn't succeed. Another attempt came from personally from Markowitz, who went out last year and bought an iPad, made a funny video about Apple coming to Brooklyn, and never got an email back.
· Marty Markowitz wants to know why Apple won’t open a store in Brooklyn [NYP]
· Plans for DoBro [Racked NY]
· Marty Markowitz Emailed Steve Jobs About a Brooklyn Apple Store [Racked NY]

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