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Is Apple's Largest Retail Store Dead?

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Last month, rumor had it that Apple was set to invade Grand Central Terminal. Apple blog Cult of Mac spoke with an unnamed source which said Cupertino would soon announce its largest retail location in the World -- even bigger than London's 16,372 square-foot shop in Covent Garden. Poised to celebrate Apple's ten years of running retail shops, the Grand Central store was to cater to the Manhattan station's 700,000 visitors per day and, ultimately, increase the size of aimless tourists blocking the paths of commuters.

Well, it appears that plans have fallen through. New York Observer reported that, according to a source close to the MTA, Apple has canceled plans for the Grand Central store. The terminal's historical landmark classification may have stood in the way of Apple's iPhone peddling, and the shop may have never passed preliminary negotiations.

Adding weight to the canceled plans, Jeffrey D. Roseman -- executive vice president and principal of Newmark Knight Frank Retail -- posted a tweet pondering the amount of media coverage on Apple's failed store.

So, without a Grand Central, Manhattanites will have to buck up and settle for the four other Apple locations in the city.

Stay brave.

(See also: Apple Invades Grand Central Terminal)

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