Source: Brionv via Wikimedia (Modified)
Here’s what we know about the Google flagship store.
- It looks like the company is planning to open the location in Chicago.
- Specifically, it appears that Google is targeting the Fulton Market District.
- The reports says that it is close to finishing a lease deal for a 14,000-square-foot location.
- This would have the Google flagship store taking up the first and second floors in a few buildings at 845 and 853 W. Randolph St.
- If these new reports turn out to be true, then it means that the Google flagship store will be just a short distance away from its Chicago headquarters.
- Google is, of course, refusing to comment on the reports about its plans for a flagship store.
- However, there’s been plenty of talk about the company finally opening its own stores.
- It currently only operates pop-up stores.
- Opening a flagship store, and then other stores in the future, could give it a way to better compete against rival device maker Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).
- This isn’t actually the first time that Google has considered opening a flagship store.
- The company has even gone so far as to start construction on such a location in the past, before shutting it down prior to completion.
GOOG and GOOGL stock are both up slightly as of Thursday afternoon.
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