Google Confirms Plans to Move to West Loop
Google Inc. today confirmed plans to move its Chicago office to the Fulton Market-Randolph area from its longtime home in River North.
A spokeswoman for the Mountain View, Calif.-based technology giant confirmed in an email that its 500-plus employees will move to the former Fulton Market Cold Storage building at 1000 W. Fulton St., a deal Crain’s earlier this month reported was in the works.
Google has signed a lease for 200,000 square feet at the 10-story former cold storage warehouse, with the ability to add space if needed, according to a source. Chicago developer Sterling Bay Cos. is redeveloping the warehouse into offices, which it is calling 1KFulton, and previously had signed bike gear maker SRAM International Corp. to a lease of about 75,000 square feet there.