We’ve been hearing rumors about Google opening permanent retail stores for years now. The rumors usually are during the holiday season, but all we have seen are dedicated Google spaces at Best Buy and pop-up stores in a few locations. But, now it looks like Google may soon sign a lease on a permanent retail space in Manhattan.
The report says that Google is seriously considering a store location at 131 Greene Street in SoHo. That space is around 4,100 square feet in an area that is quickly rising in the list of Manhattan retail hot spots. To illustrate that fact, the rent has more than doubled in the past couple years. Google could pay somewhere around $125,000 per month for the space if it decides to go for it. After that, I’m sure it would go up even more.
If Google wanted to purchase the space it could cost millions, not that this would hurt the giant, but this is pocket change to the company. Another benefit is that you can see an Apple Store from Google’s potential location. That makes it an ideal spot for Google’s first retail store, which would probably offer the same hardware as the Google Play Store.
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