Latest Next Byte opening delayed

Stringent shopping centre planning standards have held up the opening of Next Byte’s latest store, which was scheduled to open today. The store at Sydney’s new Westfield Bondi Junction will now open after the lucrative Christmas period.

Next Byte director, Adam Steinhardt, said the new Mac store has been pushed back to Stage 2 of the Westfield development. It would now open in February or March.

“A lot of effort is required to fit in with the Westfield black book design standards,” Steinhardt said.

Under Westfield rules, Next Byte was required to employ a design company.

While Stage 1 shops are now open, Bondi Junction Westfield is still under construction.

The development was working on extremely tight deadlines. The expected turnaround time for shop fitouts was three weeks for half a shop, Steinhardt said.

The Bondi Junction location would open up Sydney’s eastern suburbs for the Mac market, he said.

Apple Centre Taylor Square is the nearest competitor.

The store will be Next Byte’s 17th location. Its latest store is in Melbourne’s Bridge Road.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?