Google Reportedly Planning Its First-Ever Freestanding Store
February 10, 2012
Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. reportedly plans to open its first-ever freestanding retail store at its European headquarters in Dublin, according to www.bloomberg.com. The Google Store would be open to the public and sell unspecified Google merchandise. Located in the Montevetro office block on Dublin’s Barrow Street, the store would occupy 1,323 sq. ft. of space, including an added mezzanine floor designed to draw attention from passersby. The move comes after Google opened a store inside a London branch of Currys and PC World, units of Dixons Retail Plc, as a trial for selling laptop computers that run the company's Chromebook operating system.