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As reported by MacTalk and News.com.au, Apple appears to be preparing to open a new flagship retail store in Brisbane, Australia. The revelation comes from development application filed with the city council that doesn't refer to Apple by name but clearly shows that the project is indeed an Apple retail store.

A review of the architectural drawings supplied show immediately recognisable hallmarks of Apple's retail style. Areas for the Genius Bar, Kids Corner and iPod and iPhone accessories can be found alongside Apple's trademark sugarmaple tables and characteristic stools. A section drawing showing the store's Queen Street frontage includes a coyly reserved square area for "internally illuminated store signage" directly above the entryway which will feature twin reconstructed glazed doors.

The project is said to encompass 2,000 square meters (~21,500 square feet), although one of the three floors of the facility will be dedicated to office space for the company. The location is a 1930s English Renaissance building in Brisbane's central business district.

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Apple currently operates ten retail stores in Australia, including one in Chermside just outside of Brisbane and one in Robina about 50 miles from Brisbane in the country's Gold Coast region.

Top Rated Comments

the8thark Avatar
134 months ago
I am kind of insulted this is a page 2 news story and not a page 1 story.
This will probably be Australia's most beautiful Apple store. And that's a mean feat cause all the Apple stores look good.

Oh well I shouldn't complain. Better page 2 then no page at all.
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iSamurai Avatar
133 months ago
from south bank to the CBD? wow, are you really that lazy?
You're talking about parking at South Bank compared to CBD parking so I assumed you would be driving from somewhere else. :)
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mattlol Avatar
134 months ago
And even with the hassles of city parking, it will be infinitely better than making the trek out to the Chermside store.

i recommend parking at the convention centre and walking through southbank. cheaper than CBD parking and less hassle!
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malachiman Avatar
134 months ago
Where's New Zealand's Apple Stores???!!! :mad:

+1

And make it Dunedin lol:D
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124151155 Avatar
134 months ago
If it is any consolation to those who don't have an Apple store, I live in Melbourne where we have two (and an other one coming soon?) and I've never been there.

There are Apple specialists all over the place - they're just as good, just no fancy interiors.
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stefanski Avatar
134 months ago
This is great! This is probably the best thing that could happen to this building. It was a mess over the last few months. Apple has a history of tastefully renovating historical buildings. Can't wait. For once we're getting something decent in Brisbane. :)
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