Microsoft has made a big announcement on Wednesday that will delight all the Microsoft fans living in and around New York City. The software giant company is all set to open a huge, five story retail outlet on the 26th of October in Manhattan.
This will be a massive store located on the 5th Avenue in the high end New York City. This store is said to be Microsoft’s flagship store and is the most massive flagship store of Microsoft.
The new 5 story Microsoft store is just five blocks away from the popular underground Apple store that is seen next to the Central Park. Microsoft has come out with its retail arm six years ago and it has also plans to bring out a flagship store in Sydney in the month of November. This will be the first overseas Microsoft store to open in its six years of retail experience.
The Fifth Avenue is the busiest retail center in New York and is one of the most popular and expensive shipping districts that you will come across from the New York City. Some of the popular brands like Armani, Gucci, and Japanese cloth company Uniqlo, retail spaces for Ralph Lauren, etc. are going to be Microsoft’s neighbors once its flagship store opens on the Fifth Avenue.
The New York store of Microsoft is built over 22,269 square feet of area and it will be the largest Microsoft store. There is no doubt that the lease amount for this five-story building at the heart of New York would be running into tens of millions of dollars every year. Microsoft did not divulge on the lease amount or the rent that it pays for this new flagship store in NYC.
Once these two Microsoft stores get opened, the company will be having a total of about 114 stores that also includes the ones in Puerto Rico and Canada. All arrangements are in place for the grand opening of the store. The store shelves are filled with Microsoft’s products that range from Xbox One gaming consoles to computers to phones to Surface. Hewlett Packard and Lenovo phones are also featured in the Microsoft store.
Through the flagship stores like these, Microsoft will have better control of how the products are displayed on the store. The store has a very prominent customer support help desk and all staffs are seen in bright monochrome shirts.
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