Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Bnreport Business News Report

Science

Report: Google ‘close’ to finalizing lease for first flagship retail store – CNET

Google has launched pop-up stores like this one in NYC, but not — to our knowledge — a real competit..

Google has launched pop-up stores like this one in NYC, but not — to our knowledge — a real competitor to the Apple Store.

Scott Stein/CNET

The Apple Store is iconic. Microsoft, Samsung, and Razer have a smattering of stores too. And now, the Chicago Tribune reports that maybe — just maybe — Google will finally get in on the brick-and-mortar retail game too.

According to the publication, Google is planning to open a two-story, 14,000 square foot retail flagship store in Chicago's Fulton Market district, and is close to finalizing a lease.

The store will reportedly be located between 845 and 853 W. Randolph Street — in other words, right here:

Third storefront from the right has a "Retail Space" sign right in the window.

Google Maps/Screenshot by CNET

As you can see, the reported store location is really, really close to Google's Chicago headquarters:

Google Maps/Screenshot by CNET

The Tribune says Google's presence has already "played a major role" in turning Fulton Market into a more upscale neighorhood.

"We don't comment on rumors or speculation," Google told CNET, when asked about the building.

If the store doesn't happen, though, we wouldn't be that surprised — as Ars Technica notes, Google has canceled plans for a store at least twice before, including the company's infamous Google Barge that mysteriously popped up in the San Francisco bay in 2013 and 2014:

That said, Google has recently tried one-off pop-up stores like this one in New York City:

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Politics

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae.

Finance

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Tech

Enlarge/ You wouldn't really want to use Nvidia's ..

Finance

Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora.

%d bloggers like this: