Apple will open a new retail store in Perth, Australia, this Saturday, June 26, at 9 am. It will be located on Hay Street in the business district.
“A pastry shop moved out of the historic building last year, and Apple gutted the interior but retained the quaint façade, built a modern two-level, steel building behind it, and installed a standard store inside,” says “ifoAppleStore” (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/db/2010/06/21/western-australia-the-store-is-arriving/). “Passersby will be protected by a stainless steel awning, and can marvel at the unusual window pane pattern, intricate plaster detailing, and huge cornice work at the roof line.
The Perth Apple store will be the company’s 293rd retail store. Apple plans to open another 20 or so during this fiscal year, with about half of those outside the U.S.