Apple eyes prime Brisbane building for new Aussie flagship store

“One of Australia’s largest Apple Stores could open in Brisbane within months after plans for a $10.5 million renovation of historic MacArthur Chambers were lodged yesterday,” Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson reports for The Courier-Mail.

“If approved, the potential Apple base would be bigger than Sydney’s flagship Apple Store at almost 2000sqm, though one of its three levels would be dedicated to office space,” Dudley-Nicholson reports. “Although Apple is not mentioned in the application, the planned renovations have all the signatures of its outlets, including plans for twin glass doors, a ‘new colour scheme of shades of white,’ illuminated interior signs, a stone floor and, tellingly, ‘new feature stairs.'”

The application to Brisbane City Council, lodged on behalf of MacArthur Central Shopping Centre yesterday, also reveals plans to spend $3.84 million removing ‘current modern additions’ and returning ‘the building closer to its original form,'” Dudley-Nicholson reports. “That includes the removal of escalators, a lift, tiled ceilings, and part of its mezzanine level. The renovation is estimated to take three months.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


    1. I worked in Brisbane many years ago on a film though I am based in Los Angeles. Brisbane is a great, beautiful city, especially as viewed from Mount Coot-tha. Hopefully the recent floods down there haven’t damaged things too much. Congrats on getting your own Appe Store. Australia rocks!

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