Apple is opening its first ever brick and mortar store in the borough of Queens in New York so it’s certainly a big deal, the company has announced that the grand opening of the Queens Center Apple Store is going to take place this Saturday. Doors will open at 10 am on Saturday and we can be sure that a steady stream of people will then head inside to see Apple’s first store in Queens.
Apple’s new store in Queens Center is expected to bring in a large number of people, like many Apple Stores do, it also helps that the shopping center is known for its heavy foot traffic.
Jason Barlia, market director at Apple Retail said that the company is really excited to open its eighth store in NYC in the borough of Queens, “When we saw this location it made a lot of sense,” he said.
There will be 130 staff members present at the new store collectively speaking a total of 25 language, almost two-thirds of the store employees will be bilingual.
While we can expect Apple’s familiar look and feel to prevail throughout the new store, it won’t have an iconic design like its counterpart on Fifth Avenue, the flagship store has become a staple for tourists in New York. This new store will simply be a standard mall outlet.