The Apple store on 767 Fifth Avenue in New York is Apple’s flagship store. It’s the store you always see in the news whenever there is a huge product launch. Apple stores have the distinction of being the most profitable stores in the world, with the average store doing $4,500 of sales per square of store space. This blows away big names like Walmart and Home Depot, which can barely break $600 per square foot.
The Apple store on Fifth Ave. in New York is unique because the store is underground. The only thing you can see above ground is a giant glass club with glass staircase, glass elevator and a big Apple logo. The store is designed this way so it can accommodate the huge line ups you’ll see in the news when Apple lunches their tablet this fall.
Another unique feature of Apple Store Fifth Ave. is it’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the city that never sleeps, Apple has given it a store that never sleeps. I visited the store at 10PM and it was still pretty packed. Well worth a visit the next time you’re in New York.