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Old April 24th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #4541
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The un-brisbane thing about the ad was that one person had a 'I love yiros' tshirt. Yiros is a term they love to use in Adelaide, but its non existant in Brisbane, you guys just call them kebabs.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #4542
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The un-brisbane thing about the ad was that one person had a 'I love yiros' tshirt. Yiros is a term they love to use in Adelaide, but its non existant in Brisbane, you guys just call them kebabs.
Unless you live in West End it seems.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/337/1542...Yiros-West-End

See we are multicultural! LOL
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #4543
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Some of you are suffering from the effects of positive discrimination, do we need to be like South Africa where we introduce a quota to productions and sporting teams to avoid discrimination?

Its equally as backwards to be calling for positive discrimination as it is to be pushing for discrimination, shit next we will be calling for a certain percentage of politicians to be indigenous Australian regardless of merit.

I wonder what people would have been saying if it was made up entirely of aboriginals, Asians, Muslims and any other kind of minority group we can think of..
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Old April 24th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #4544
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Quotas are also standard in the United States for TV Shows and films.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #4545
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Well said..... but to be honest I wouldn't of wasted my time explaining yourself to him.
Ditto.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #4546
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Well said..... but to be honest I wouldn't of wasted my time explaining yourself to him.
Yeah, I needn't have bothered wasting my time apparently.

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Some of you are suffering from the effects of positive discrimination, do we need to be like South Africa where we introduce a quota to productions and sporting teams to avoid discrimination?

Its equally as backwards to be calling for positive discrimination as it is to be pushing for discrimination, shit next we will be calling for a certain percentage of politicians to be indigenous Australian regardless of merit.
I was trying to make this point as well. In my mind, true multiculturalism is when we see people just as people. Cultural background of course influences who a person is, but it shouldn't define who a person is.

As for positive discrimination, it can be just as bad as discriminating against people of a certain race or religion. We're still singling them out for what they are, and not just focusing on who they are.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:14 AM   #4547
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So while you guys all dream of these crazy hi end retail stores, what about something a touch more realisitic: A JB HiFi Concept Store like has recently opened down in Sydney? (It has all of the electronics side of things - TV's, Mobile Phones, Laptops ect but none of the DVD's/CD's)
Photo's - http://www.cnet.com.au/inside-jb-hi-...-339313586.htm
Talk of expanding the concept to a few more key sites around Australia, so a real possibility to occur in Brisbane. Also they didn't replace an existing to store to create this new one, it opened up in the new Westfield in Sydney City.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #4548
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It is something they could look at here, that Sydmey store looks quite cool. Although, there's no shortage of JB HiFi's in the CBD - Albert St (Q&A), Adelaide St and Macarthur Central.

The Adelaide St store I recall used to have a completely separate shopfront for the CDs and DVDs section, while next door was just the electronics, but they then moved both into a single store not that long ago. Then there's the Macarthur Central Store, which has the DVDs and CD's on a completely separate level to the electronics, so it's almost a separate store there.

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Old April 26th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #4549
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So while you guys all dream of these crazy hi end retail stores, what about something a touch more realisitic: A JB HiFi Concept Store like has recently opened down in Sydney? (It has all of the electronics side of things - TV's, Mobile Phones, Laptops ect but none of the DVD's/CD's)
Photo's - http://www.cnet.com.au/inside-jb-hi-...-339313586.htm
Talk of expanding the concept to a few more key sites around Australia, so a real possibility to occur in Brisbane. Also they didn't replace an existing to store to create this new one, it opened up in the new Westfield in Sydney City.
Apple + Zara = high end?? Rightttttttt

Zara = cheaper than Witchery and Country Road
Apple = something that poor (and not so poor) students clamor over
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Old April 26th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #4550
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Is the Sydney Zara open? Anyone know prices? I was expecting them to position themselves similar to the likes of Country Road.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #4551
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A few pictures of Apple stores inside historical buildings:

Glasgow:


Inside Glasgow:

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Paris:


Inside Paris:
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London:

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Inside:

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Old April 27th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #4552
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Thanks for the photos Soul. I love seeing the Apple Stores from around the world.

Externally, I would want to see something similar to the Glasgow store, just a simple Apple logo hanging from above the entrance, while inside I'd like it to be more like the Paris store as, although not as ornate, the interior does still retain plaster detailing on the columns and the ceiling I'm pretty certain.

Also, an interesting side story, there is a development application up for 233 - 255 Queen St which I'm pretty sure is MacArthur Chambers/MacArthur Central. The DA is A003063677 but there's no documents up there as yet.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #4553
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Ohh, thanks for that, we'll have to keep tabs on it!!

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Is the Sydney Zara open? Anyone know prices? I was expecting them to position themselves similar to the likes of Country Road.
Yes it is open and the prices are reportedly cheaper than Country Road.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #4554
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Also, an interesting side story, there is a development application up for 233 - 255 Queen St which I'm pretty sure is MacArthur Chambers/MacArthur Central. The DA is A003063677 but there's no documents up there as yet.
Docs are up....Looks very Apple to me.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #4555
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Indeed it does! And it looks like it will be a stunner of a store as well!
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Old April 28th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #4556
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And here I was thinking this Apple store talk was all hype. This is seriously cool!
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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #4557
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These floor plans are confirmation that Brisbane's brand spanking new apple store is in MaCarthur central! Looks a lot like the London Regent apple store to me. Love how the missing Bronze doors will be reinstated!

My email to Steve Jobs a few months back must have gotten through

Does Melbourne have an apple CBD store?

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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #4558
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I was thinking Paris inside Glasgow outside.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:15 AM   #4559
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I dunno that it's going to be Apple, having done some quick research.

Currently the world's largest Apple store is in Covent Garden, London. It has 1521 sq m of sales space. The upgraded MacArthur Chambers site will lose some floor space but the documents suggest that the site will be 1900 sq m+.

I honestly don't think that Apple would be replacing their existing world's largest store in London with a bigger one in Brisbane.

EDIT: That said, I was just looking at the floor plans and it it very much resembles an Apple store fitout!!

And it looks like the basement level will be for staff and storage uses, so that makes a lot more sense.

In total, I calculate 1178 sq m of sales space across the ground floor and the mezzanine level.

That would make it the second largest Apple store in the Southern Hemisphere (behind Sydney at ~1400 sq m) and one of the largest in the world!!

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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #4560
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Its impossible that this could be anything but apple. Look at the Genus Bar on the top right. Plus the tables... no other retail store would have tables like this. There are no clothing racks on the walls. This has to be an apple store.



Plus look at the space required for the 'logo'... very similar to Glasgow:


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