Rendering courtesy of Google
This summer, New Yorkers will be able to head over to a storefront in Chelsea to buy Fitbits, Pixel phones, and Nest products. Google announced that it will be opening its first-ever physical retail store at the former Port Authority building at 15th Street and 9th Avenue. The company bought the building in 2010 for $1.9 billion, later expanding its Chelsea “campus” with the $2.4 billion purchase of Chelsea Market and a deal to lease space at the new Pier 57. “Google has been in New York for the last 20 years, and we view the store as a natural extension of our longtime commitment to the city,” the company said in a blog post.