An Apple a Saturday: Brooklyn’s second ‘Store’ to open this weekend

BAM!: A new Apple Store will open Saturday right next to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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It’s finally ready for a byte!

The long-awaited Apple Store in Fort Greene will have its grand opening this Saturday. The high-end technology giant’s shop on the bottom floor of the luxury 300 Ashland tower is now the second in the borough — the first opened on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg last summer.

Rumors of an Apple Store moving into America’s Downtown had been ripening for years, back when former Beep Marty Markowitz penned an electronic missive to the firm’s late founder Steve Jobs on his fancy iPad asking him to open an outpost of the California-based company in Kings County in 2010. The first — as this newspaper brilliantly predicted in 2012 — moved into Williamsburg in July 2016, and then in November 2016, Apple honchos signed a 10-year lease for space in developer Two Trees’ 32-story tower, according to the Real Deal.

The Flatbush Avenue Apple Store will join a mini Whole Foods Market that’s set to open in 2018, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, a home for the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, a Brooklyn Academy of Music cinema, and 379 apartments in the tower near Ashland Place and Lafayette Avenue.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

Apple Downtown Brooklyn (123 Flatbush Avenue near Hanson Place in Fort Greene). Grand opening Dec. 2 at 10 am.

Updated 5:52 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Pamela says:
I don't get it - what is this story about?
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:53 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
There are so many Apple Stores in NYC. They are not special. I'd rather have another Target there.
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:58 am
Eddie from Bklyn says:
I wonder who will be the first to bump into one of those trusses.
Nov. 28, 2017, 5:07 pm
Lisa from Park Slope says:
Now I know where I'm going to get the latest Game of the Thrones dvd!!!
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:37 pm
Tyler from pps says:
Joey -- There's a new Target literally 5 or 6 blocks up the street from this location.
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 am
Cynthia U from Clinton Hill says:
Yeah ok when is the Apple store going robbed!?pretty soon the school kids will stop by.
Dec. 3, 2017, 3:41 am
Cynthia U from Clinton Hill says:
Dec. 3, 2017, 3:41 am

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