A barricade sign has gone up for Apple's new store in Brisbane, Australia
, reports note. While it doesn't mention a particular launch date, such signs typically appear about 10 to 14 days ahead of an Apple retail opening. Since the company normally prefers to debut stores on the weekend, January 10th or the 11th may be the most likely window.
will be Apple's third in Brisbane, and based in the 10-story MacArthur Chambers building, though Apple will only occupy a portion of it. The project has been in development for a long time; the biggest delay came last year, when a key contractor filed for bankruptcy. There was some speculation that the store had been abandoned, but in August 2013 a new set of planning documents became public. In November, hiring began.