Google Plans Retail in Fulton Market District
Having done much to boost the profile of the Fulton Market District generally as an office tenant, Google is on the verge of doing the same for the neighborhood’s retail. The search-engine behemoth is planning a 14,000-square-foot store on two levels that would showcase its growing line of electronics products, a plan first reported by the Chicago Tribune. It would be the company’s first known permanent store.
Although Google hasn’t announced plans to open its own stores, published reports said the company has zeroed in on a series of two-story brick buildings in the 800 block of West Randolph Street in the Fulton District. The location isn’t far from Google’s Midwest headquarters at 1000 W. Fulton Market.
Since Google established its Midwest offices in the district, other large employers have followed suit. McDonald’s opened its global headquarters this past June at Sterling Bay’s 110 W. Carpenter St., where it occupies about 80% of the space.
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