New York is the city that never sleeps, so it is entirely appropriate that Best Buy chose the Big Apple for its first 24-hour location.
The ’round-the-clock retail store — the company’s fifth outpost in Manhattan — will occupy a former flagship Circuit City site on heavily trafficked 14th Street at Union Square.
When it opens on Nov. 13, the 48,000-square-foot store will stay open each week from 8:00 a.m. on Monday through midnight on Saturday. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The convenience-store hours were meant to accommodate students at downtown universities and New Yorkers with “hectic lifestyles that don’t always conform to traditional retail hours,” CEO Brian Dunn said in a statement.
The store will also provide around-the-clock service from Geek Squad and in-store pickup of online purchases, and will boast the largest Best Buy musical instruments department in the United States, including lighting equipment and professional DJ equipment.
In response to a question by TWICE editor in chief Steve Smith during a Best Buy presentation last month, Dunn said he was very excited about the Union Square location, which was still under construction — but wished someone would take down the Circuit City sign.