Apple’s retail store located in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is closed to business until further notice, due to a power outage at the terminal. The store is one of the Cupertino-based computer maker’s most heavily trafficked locations.
Grand Central Terminal officials announced Monday morning that all stores within the station are closed because of power issues. In addition, entrances to the terminal along Lexington Avenue have also been closed. No timeline for reopening was given.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority official revealed to Gothamist that a broken water pipe was the culprit behind the power outage. Water from the leak reportedly doused a transformer.
The outage hit around 9:30AM, and affected the lower levels of the terminal, as well as causing sporadic power outages on the upper levels. Power was restored to the main lobby at 11:00AM, although Grand Central officials confirm the stores remain closed.
While trains continue to run on time, some ticketing machines are reported to be down. NBC producer Keith Feldman posted on Twitter that passengers can buy tickets onboard the trains without a penalty until the issues are resolved.
Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store, located in the heart of the transportation hub, opened in December 2011. An estimated 700,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal every day.