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Thickies catch on to Apple Store story

By johnboy - 5 July 2012 38

Back on 24 March we noted that it looked like Apple was planning to open a store of their own here in Canberra.

We even have hot word it’s what’s been driving the massive renovations on Garema Place.

But it seems the sections of the ACT media who move their lips when they read have caught on today.

Well done.

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38 Responses to
Thickies catch on to Apple Store story
p1 9:07 am 06 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

So, should I buy an Apple rather than a PC? I’ve heard they’re better:)

Do you own a fixie?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 8:25 am 06 Jul 12

Pandy said :

Oh sweet Hesus!!!

20yo with overbites and acne wearing garish blue shirts and neck tags screaming “Dork!”. And thats only the women!!!

Save me please.

Yep, and all that glitz just adds to the price.

rosscoact 7:39 am 06 Jul 12

So, should I buy an Apple rather than a PC? I’ve heard they’re better:)

Holden Caulfield 11:18 pm 05 Jul 12

Civic. For sure.

Pandy 10:29 pm 05 Jul 12

Oh sweet Hesus!!!

20yo with overbites and acne wearing garish blue shirts and neck tags screaming “Dork!”. And thats only the women!!!

Save me please.

Androyd 10:28 pm 05 Jul 12

Speaking of other media following RA, I was amused to hear 666 this morning saying, “umm Riotact had a story about getting rid of cats and TAMS not being helpful, and yes cats can be bad, so we tried to speak to TAMS but no one would speak to us, but here’s Michael Linke from the RSPCA…”

Nice to see RA setting the agenda of other mainstream media outlets in Canberra, you’ve come a long way guys!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:02 pm 05 Jul 12

Really no need for a apple store. Applestore app is the same price you will pay and ships in two or three days.

bd84 8:13 pm 05 Jul 12

I would say top floor Canberra Centre. There’s almost more black boarded up shops there than actual trading shops. The forcing out of Trenery and the expansion of that area into the carpark would give a nice big shop front for them. Alternatively, there’s some extensive work done on the former large esprit shop opposite boost, and they definitely don’t want people to know what’s going in there because there’s a plastic sheet behind the box to stop prying eyes.

The facade and the need for a large glass shop front rules Garema court out. They’re not making those sorts of changes to it in the building work going on. Unless Westfield kick a major tenant out of Belconnen very soon, there’s no room for Apple there..

ThrowawayAccount 6:22 pm 05 Jul 12

c_c said :

My information from an Apple insider is the location and opening date is yet to be confirmed.

Northside would make sense though.

The Southside demographic offers limited growth and an ageing population.
Civic would be okay, but already has a high concentration of authorised Apple resellers. It would also be an idea location for a flagship store while I think the current plan is for a suburban store. Northside offers growth potential and a desirable demographic.

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I’ve got news for you c_c, Apple don’t give a damn if there are already resellers in the area they plan to build a store. They put a store there, business increases, and they get all the profits, no need to share with a pesky reseller. You only have to look at the amount of people that flock to Apple stores compared to resellers.
Apple operate on a crush, kill, destroy business model, they have showed this time and time again.

Also, $10 on The Canberra Centre 😉

p1 5:07 pm 05 Jul 12

Jivrashia said :

paperboy said :

Westfield Belconnen.

North??

Is the Apple exec remotely familiar with Canberra’s demography?

It is fairly obvious that there is a lot of money to be parted from fashion conscious fools – other wise Belco mall would not be thriving as it is.

c_c 5:01 pm 05 Jul 12

My information from an Apple insider is the location and opening date is yet to be confirmed.

Northside would make sense though.

The Southside demographic offers limited growth and an ageing population.
Civic would be okay, but already has a high concentration of authorised Apple resellers. It would also be an idea location for a flagship store while I think the current plan is for a suburban store. Northside offers growth potential and a desirable demographic.

No way it will be in the AGL Building in Garema Place, Apple has strict guidelines about the front appearance of buildings. The set back of the store fronts from the building columns would immediately rule it out. They are building another store at present where heritage listed awnings above the windows are too much for their design folks to keep.

IceCream 4:20 pm 05 Jul 12

The construction in Garema Place is Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport gradually moving into the Garema Court building. I think there is cafe going in on the ground floor.

Jivrashia 3:20 pm 05 Jul 12

paperboy said :

Westfield Belconnen.

North??

Is the Apple exec remotely familiar with Canberra’s demography?

johnboy 3:09 pm 05 Jul 12

I guess we’ll all know for sure come opening day!

paperboy 3:06 pm 05 Jul 12

Not Garema Place. Not the Canberra Centre, but Westfield Belconnen. That from an Apple executive at a recent function in Sydney

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