Microsoft opening New York store close to Apple’s iconic cube

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Microsoft is opening a retail store in the heart of New York City. The software maker has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it plans to open a store just a few blocks away from Apple’s iconic cube on Fifth Avenue, following rumors from last month. Microsoft’s new retail location will replace an existing Fendi store and serve as the company’s first full retail store in Manhattan. “As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience,” says David Porter, corporate vice president for Microsoft retail stores, in a statement to the WSJ. “This is a goal we’ve had since day one — we were only waiting for the right location. And now we have it.”

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