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