After a long period of construction, Apple‘s second store in Macau seems likely to be up and running by the end of this month. The construction crew has erected a green facade at the site of the store in the Chinese region, situated next to the Sands Cotai Central casino resort.
The text on the façade reads “Coming Soon”. The new store is located on a highly visible and well-travelled street corner on Macau’s Cotai Strip and positioned directly across from The Venetian Macau. The Cotai region is often called Asia’s Las Vegas, an area filled with themed resorts, casinos, and luxury retail.
However, one important thing to notice here is the design that accompanies the façade. There is the presence of a wave pattern and a chrome-like logo, which quite clearly signals that this outlet is highly important for Apple. In case of smaller openings, Apple generally uses a plain black façade.
Apple is yet to announce the opening date but according to sources, the store will likely open no later than the beginning of July. Apple often references local culture when designing temporary signage for new stores, and these most recent banners are no different than the rest. The pattern sported by the façade features a wavy, aquatic pattern matches the tiling style of Senado Square, a notable public plaza in Macau.
One can expect an official grand opening announcement coming any time soon in the coming days. Apple already has a store in Macau which is an indoor location. The store was opened two years ago at the Galaxy Macau Resort which is situated to the west of Cotai Strip.
The store was under construction since April of this year. Given the amount of time that has passed, Apple was pretty efficient and quick in erecting the whole building. The green façade looks attractive and sure will be luring a lot of crowds. The interior design of the store is not confirmed yet. However, given that Apple has been closing a lot of its store for renovation, the design would comply with their new design under the renovation project. One can only wait and find out how majestic the store turns out to be.