Mere hours after I had written off the boys in blue & yellow based on their featherweight 23rd street store, they throw themselves back into the ring, this time ready to punch your teeth out with the heavyweight known as the Columbus Circle location (62nd & Bway). Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes upon this three-story contender:
I almost wanted to take my shoes off before coming inside!
This store looks so good it belongs in LA!
Apple store on the first floor.
Fancy neon lighting!
Tapdance down the hardwood floor to your favorite DVDs.
Swanky Magnolia home theater room in back.
A whole section devoted to digital SLRs!
A laptop section that doesn’t suck!
Goodbye cookie-cutter warehouse, hello upscale boutique! This store is nothing short of a feast for the eyes; shiny glass escalators, an attractive layout and hardwood floors! In addition to what you see, the cozier quarters of each floor make the store appealing to the ears as well – the loud, cafeteria-like roar of your typical Best Buy has been replaced with the warm, friendly sound of what you’re actually shopping for.
It’s been there for less than six months so many New York geeks have yet to experience the odd sensation of being in a Best Buy you don’t want to run from. If you’re in the city, I highly recommend checking it out. If you’re planning on visiting New York and will be on the plane with a phone, laptop and MP3 player, you’ll want to add this place to your shortlist of tourist attractions!
There’s a lot of competition in NY for your electronics dollar, but I’m ready to call the 62nd street Best Buy a winner by technical knockout.