(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft announced on Monday that it would open its first flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
According to a blog post written by David Porter, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Retail Stores for Microsoft, the New York City store will "serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience." It will contain retail space in addition to experiential space to allow for further engagement with customers and partners.
While the flagship store is under construction, the company also plans to open up other stores. The blog post notes that 10 new locations -- not including the Fifth Avenue store -- will open in time for the holiday season.
The flagship store, which Porter says is "five years in the making," will be "worth the wait."
Furthermore, Porter says, "we could not be more excited to join one of the most visited streets in America."
Microsoft currently has 104 retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and online stores in 189 countries.
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