What to know about Google’s first flagship retail store

Tech giant Google is reportedly planning its first brick-and-mortar retail shop, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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The flagship store, spanning 14,000 square feet of multiple two-story brick buildings, is expected to open near in Chicago’s Fulton Market district between 845 and 853 West Randolph Street, close to the company’s city headquarters.

Google has finalized the property lease, the Tribune reported, but the company has not yet confirmed plans for long-term shops.

“We don’t comment on rumor or speculation,” Google spokeswoman Kayla Conti told the Tribune.

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Tech experts believe the retail shop would prominently feature the company’s growing bundle of electronic products, including smartphones, home security systems and more.

With the new store, Google would join other tech giants with flagship locations, such as Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.

But if Google cancels its plans, it wouldn't be the first time. According to Ars Technica, the company has abandoned similar plans at least twice before.

Read more at chicagotribune.com.