Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. is reportedly negotiating to open a new store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. According to the New York Daily News, the site is only a few blocks from Apple’s large “glass cube” store in New York.
The 8,700-sq.-ft., two-story building was previously occupied by luxury specialty retailer Fendi, which relocated its store to a Madison Avenue site in 2013. Commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield is marketing the space and Asian real estate firm King Fook is the landlord. Microsoft operated a pop-up shop in Times Square in 2012 but does not currently have a retail store in New York City. Microsoft did not comment on the report.