Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store
There are Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores and soon, perhaps, Google Stores. A report in the Chicago Tribune today, says that the company is about to sign a lease for 14,000 square feet of space inside a series of connected two-story brick building in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. The street addresses, according to those in the know, cover 845 and 853 W. Randolph Street (swee image at the top of this article). The location is close to the company's Chicago headquarters, and today's report says that the space will house the company's first Google Store.

Google has an online store and the products and devices sold online could be sold in a brick and mortar location. There are Google Home smart speakers, Google Pixel phones, Google Pixel Buds, Daydream VR headsets, Nest smart appliances and more.

Besides selling products, Apple has discovered that physical retail locations can be used to hold workshops and classes to teach consumers how to use certain features on the iPhone. Perhaps Google will do the same thing with its stores. This certainly is one advantage to opening a brick and mortar location compared to an online store.

Until now, Google's physical retail presence has been limited to pop-up stores. And back in 2013, a barge docked in San Francisco Bay that belonged to Google, was rumored to be the location that the company was going to use to showcase Google Glass to the public. Of course, that never came to fruition.

source: ChicagoTribune via CNET

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8 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I love Google!! I wish they'd form a brick 'n mortar store in my city of Edmonton so I could walk in and give them the finger lol. I will not be upgrading to android pie...if only my displeasure was enough to make them rethink everything lol.

6. Georgio

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Many people like android pie ; incuding me! Maybe we should come to u and give u the finger.

2. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Awesome. There used to be a good Mexican restaurant here. So we get Pies now in that location

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Unfortunately...their idea of pie gives me the runs. Is that weird considering I've been with them since day #1???

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Oh nice they have google store now where people can buy someone’s personal data.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And you pay using your own personal data, how cool is that

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

C'mon Rebel he has to say something about "Privacy" considering all of his private data is secured by 13 year old's Local Disk D:/Hacky Hack Hack.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh, he's an idiot. Google doesn't sell personal data, but he doesn't get that. Just an Apple fanboy trying to be funny and failing at it.

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