by Joe White
August 31, 2013
Construction of Brisbane's Apple Retail Store is said to be back on track, after plans for the new site suffered delays and rumors of cancellation. The news comes from ifoAppleStore, who explains that recently published blueprints for the forthcoming Apple Store (pictured above and below) indicate that development is indeed going head. The website explains:
The revisions were filed last week, and are mostly minor changes to a back stairway, mezzanine wall and certain window details. Construction on the building began just after the previous bookstore tenant moved out in mid-2011. The bankruptcy of the store’s major contractor in mid-2012 delayed the project, and there were also reportedly more delays created by installing a modern retail store within an historic building. Earlier this year court action seemed to indicate the project had been entirely canceled. But the latest blueprints show the project is active.Recent plans indicate that Apple will remove "distracting sidewalk items from the front of the store, and align two trees to create symmetry with the façade elements of the building." Citing undisclosed sources, ifoAppleStore claims that Brisbane's new Apple Store could open as soon as October 2013. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Carrier 3 Abolishes Roaming Charges For A Number Of Countries, Penguin, Macmillan Contact iBookstore Customers Concerning $3 Settlement, and Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Passes The 25 Million Download Milestone.