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MacRumors is reporting that a select group of Apple Stores are closing due to Hurricane Irene. This includes the legendary Fifth Avenue location which is known for being open 24/7/365 as well as the other New York City retail stores. This is mainly due to the fact that New York City’s mass transit system will be shut down by noon on Saturday which not only would make it difficult for employees to get to work but also customers.
It appears that the online publication contacted Apple Stores in New Jersey and Connecticut as well, though currently it seems the store employees are clueless as to whether or not the stores will remain open through the storm. Nevertheless, MacRumors‘ store list follows:
- Smith Haven has no information about closing and is still “technically open”.
- Manhasset on Long Island has “no idea” if they will be open or not.
- Roosevelt Field, also on Long Island is “planning to be open as of now, but not taking any appointments for Sunday.”
- Walt Whitman has no word on closing.
- Palisades in West Nyack, NY says they are current planning to be open but advises customers to call ahead.
- The Westchester has “no idea yet” if they will be closing.
- The Pier in Atlantic City is already closed “due to severe weather in the area.”
- Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, NJ had no information yet.
- Stamford has not made a decision yet. “It depends on the weather.”
- Greenwich Avenue plans to be open but “can’t forecast that at this time.”
Some of these might change as the storm moves northward. If you find one of these changes, comment below and let us know!
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