Melbourne's famous Fun Factory will be demolished to make way for an Apple Store, according to an exclusive reporton AppleInsider. Sydney will also get an Apple Store, as we tipped four months ago.
Well-known Melbourne's Fun Factory will be demolished to make way for an Apple Store, according to an exclusive report on AppleInsider. Sydney will also get an Apple Store, as we tipped four months ago.
The Melbourne store is part of a proposed redevelopment of the historic Fun Factory site.
The plan envisages a mixed use development, including shops, a hotel and a high-rise block of apartments.
Apple is refusing to comment on the Melbourne development and it is not clear how likely Stonnington Council will be to grant planning permission for the project.
If it goes ahead, the Apple Store will dominate the space, as images from the development proposal show:
News also emerged this week that Sydney will get its first Apple Store. Plans for the Sydney store are much more advanced than the Melbourne rumours. Apple has confirmed it is engaged in planning discussions.
This is a fact, not a rumour like Melbourne store. Tipped here on X Factor four months ago, we got everything right except the location.
Architectural plans suggest that the Sydney store on the site of the former Westpac headquarters will bring Australia the same aesthetic which dominates the US stores and which is designed to sell a lifestyle as much as computer and digital entertainment devices.