Microsoft today revealed the opening dates of their first-ever flagship store in New York City and a flagship store in Sydney. Microsoft on Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. will open on Monday, Oct. 26, at noon ET and Microsoft at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall will open on Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon AET.
These flagship stores will include elements such as technology you can try from Microsoft and its partners, the Answer Desk – a one-stop shop for technical questions, troubleshooting and repairs regardless of device or where it was purchased, the Community Theater – a space where customers can learn how to use Microsoft’s latest and most popular products in their everyday work and lives, and immersive video walls throughout.
In New York City, since announcing our first flagship store, we’ve made significant progress on construction at 677 Fifth Ave. We are eager to open our doors to those in Manhattan. The five-floor, 22,269 square foot location will be a premier venue to learn about, experience and shop for the products and services from Microsoft and our partners. Our store associate team comes from New York City’s distinct and diverse five boroughs as well as surrounding areas, and speak more than 19 languages.
In Sydney, as Pip Marlow, managing director of Microsoft Australia, shared, we are excited to launch our second flagship store. Located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall at 188 Pitt St., the flagship will be more than 6,000 square feet/500 square meters and will span two floors. The store includes retail sales space as well as an interactive area to serve local customers and business, with staff originating from more than 11 countries and speaking more than 21 languages.