Google is abandoning plans to open a two-story retail store in the Fulton Market district of Chicago, according to a report yesterday from the Chicago Tribune. Google was eyeing the location, a 14,000-square-foot retail space on W. Randolph Street, as of August last year, the Tribune reported at the time. Now, the space is being shown to other potential companies after Google walked away from signing a lease, the report states.
There’s no indication that Google is giving up entirely on brick-and-mortar retail. There could have been an issue with the lease terms, the building or its location, or any number of other hurdles that pushed Google to walk away from opening its first big retail store in the city. But it does seem to indicate…
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