By: César A. Berardini - "Cesar"
Aug. 30th, 2005 6:47 am
The Seattle Times reports today in its print edition that Microsoft
Corp. may open a retail store in New York City's Times Square with a
four-story space at One Times Square being a potential location for
A Microsoft spokeswoman refused to comment on the rumor saying that:
"At any given time, Microsoft evaluates and pursues real-estate
opportunities and needs. Out of respect for all parties, and a desire
to not perpetuate rumors, we do not have a comment on this at this time."
A broker representing One Times Square declined to confirm Microsoft's
plans, but acknowledged that "that caliber of company" is interested
in the 18,000-square-foot space.
In 2001, Microsoft chose Toys "R" Us Times Square as the official
launch location for Xbox in North America where Bill Gates, chairman
and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., was on site to greet
the first gamer in line at the store and to play with other gamers who
were eagerly awaited the system. Times Square's electronic billboards
illuminated the New York cityscape with the Xbox logo and visuals.
Would we permanently see the Xbox 360 rings in Times Square starting
this November? Only time will tell.