Brooklyn gets its first Apple Store this week. The long-awaited Williamsburg location opens Saturday, July 30th at 10AM. On its website, Apple promises “something special in store for you”, but isn’t saying what.
Certainly Apple won’t be giving away any free iPhones or iPads, but maybe cleaning cloths or a special appearance by a local Brooklyn celebrity.
Or, maybe even some free snacks from the brand new Whole Foods that opened just yesterday, July 27th, across the street.
The new Whole Foods is at 238 Bedford St., at the corner of North 4th St. The Apple Retail Store is at 247 Bedford. Both are open daily.
This latest Apple Store joins several in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Sorry, no store in the Bronx.
There’s also a Microsoft retail store on Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center.
The Whole Foods is on two levels totaling 51,000-square-feet, which makes it smaller than the gi-mongous store on the Bowery, but larger than the stores in Chelsea, Midtown and the Upper West Side. According to Free Williamsburg, the street level space offers prepared foods, a coffee bar and cafe and check-out registers, while downstairs has produce, deli and staples like umpteen kinds of organic olive oil.
There’s a giant food hall, too, with local favs including:
Williamsburg store will be home to Brooklyn’s newest Food Hall, featuring some of New York City’s best, most beloved and up-and-coming favorites, including:
- N4 Restaurant – the all-natural Jewish delicatessen collaborates with Red Hook Winery for an exclusive array of wines on draft
- No.7 Restaurant – setting up their North Brooklyn outpost
- OddFellows Ice Cream Co. – dishing out fresh and seasonal flavors served from their signature ice cream cart.
- East Coast Poke – ladling out fresh poke bowls showcasing sustainably sourced seafood.
- Luke’s Lobster – bringing their tail cart to its first-ever retail location, serving up sustainably sourced and delicious lobster tails.
The Apple Retail Store is in a rehabbed red brick building. There’s word the Williamsburg location may not be the only one in Brooklyn for long. Apple reportedly is looking for a location in downtown brooklyn.