Apple Retail - Castle Towers... construction is underway.
Level 4, next to David Jones.
That said I wouldn't rule out Parramatta, mostly due to population density.
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Castle hill is happening but shhh
Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill NSW
Level 4, Next to David Jones. Construction is underway - Kell & Rigby.
3 Retail stores cleared out for the space.
If anyone can get me an exact address (down to the shop number), I can become Apple Detective again and track down DAs, construction certificates and Kell & Rigby information.
Its black boarded, will Kell & Rigby builders walking in and out.
I'm going to Towers tomorrow sometime, I'll find out the shop #.
I just googled after being told by someone who works nearby. I'm up at towers now. It's inbetween Maggie T and shop no 439 so I think prob shop 436-438.
It's an expensive move, they had to really entice build a bear to close and offer them another shop when it becomes available. You'd be looking at $800000 to 1 mil/year in rent.
It's a smart move to put one here but agree they need a parra one too.
North in relation to me. Evidently Apple does not approve with this side of the city.
Last edited by ZacDavies; 25th January 2010 at 08:07 PM.
Castle Towers is the retail hub of the northwest, and deserves to be Apple's next retail outlet.
Don't know how NextByte are going to take this "honour" as they have a storefront in the centre, and as well as their Baulkham Hills store.
This is Western Sydney, according to the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils:
I should note for those not familiar with the geography, Castle Hill is near the bottom of "Baulkham Hills" area ie relatively close to Blacktown and Parramatta.
When you add in the 3 member councils of MACROC, you have 14 councils that are defined as Greater Western Sydney: Auburn, Bankstown, The Hills, Blacktown, Blue, Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith. Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly.
1.8 million people live in Greater Western Sydney, 43% of Sydney's population. Greater Western Sydney is the third largest economy in Australia (after Sydney CBD and Melbourne).
I was there today and it was just the black boarding with the standard random Castle Towers promotional images, no hint of what lies behind. Yet.
Ooh, looks very interesting! O.o Just hoping for a Parramatta store now
Last edited by themessup; 25th January 2010 at 09:20 PM.
In my opinion they need one out Campbelltown/ Liverpool way.
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Doing some DA hunting:
The search for the DA leads me to the following:
The problem? The list is very long and hard to search through. Every DA is also linked directly to the name of the company or genre of shop being worked on, so finding an Apple Store should be obvious. I went through almost every recent DA published in the last 18 months for the entire shopping centre, and I only turned up one possibility:
Description - "Structural works and relocation of services works for future tenancy consolidation"
This was submitted on 23/12/09 and approved 8/1/10