Australian court orders Apple to finish Brisbane retail space

“The final word has been issued on the long-running and troubled construction of the MacArthur Chambers (Brisbane, Australia) Apple retail store, but mystery still surrounds why Apple cancelled the project in the first place,” Gary Allen reports for ifoAppleStore.

“According to tipsters, a Queensland state court has ruled that Apple must continue to pay for construction on their portion of retail space within the historic building, up to a[n] ‘end-of-lease handover’ standard,” Allen reports. “That is, additional construction must be performed inside the space so the building owner can lease the space to another tenant.”

Allen reports, “An extensive renovation on the 1934-era building began in mid-2011, but was interrupted in early 2012 when contractor Kell & Rigby went bankrupt. Work began anew within months, but stopped again in in Nov. 2012 when Apple decided to cancel the store.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. Do it cheap and get out fast.

    I am aware that’s not how Apple does things but under the circumstances they can bring it up to code as cheaply as the law allows and forget about it.

    Looks like France and Australia have allot in common by getting something for nothing from Apple.

    Go figure

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