A permanent Google retail store may be launching in Chicago

The building is two stories and nearly 14,000 square feet. For the past two years, Google's launched pop-up stores in major cities around the U.S. shortly after the launch of its new yearly hardware refresh. This is a good way to allow potential customers to get some hands-on time with the new tech, but Google may soon get a permanent home for its retail goods in Chicago. Per a report from The Chicago Tribune: Google is planning a two-level store in Chicago's Fulton Market district, its first known location for a retail flagship. The technology giant is close to finalizing a lease for almost 14,000 square feet on the first and second floors of several connected, two-story brick buildings between 845 and 853 W. Randolph St., according to sources. Should this turn out to be true, this would mark Google's first-ever retail location and a big move forward in its plans to be a hardware company along with everything else it's involved with. A spokesperson for the company simply said, "We don't comment on rumors or speculation" when asked about the plans, but seeing as how Google already has a headquarters in the city, a Chicago retail shop doesn't seem out of the question at all. What would you like to see from a Google store? Sound off in the comments below! Google might be planning to launch its own Smart Display this year

source: https://www.androidcentral.com/permanent-google-retail-store-may-be-launching-chicago
date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:25:16 +0000