Google is opening its first retail store in New York
Technology giant Google has announced the opening of its first physical retail store in New York City this summer.
“Today, we’re announcing our plans to open Google’s first ever physical retail store, in one of the greatest cities in the world: New York. The new Google Store in Chelsea will be a space where customers can experience our hardware and services in a helpful way. We’ll be opening our doors to the public in summer 2021”, said Jason Rosenthal, vice president of Direct Channels & Membership of the company.
Customers will not only be able to find and purchase the brand’s products such as Nest smart home devices, Pixel smartphones, Pixelbook laptops, Fitbit devices and many other items, but they can also request assistance from experts on hand in order to fix a cracked Pixel screen or to install the latest updates. In addition, the Google Store will be the place to collect items purchased through the official online shop. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a long time Pixel user, are curious about our Nest displays or want to participate in one of the how-to workshops we’ll offer throughout the year — our team will be able to provide you with help that’s specific and personalized to your needs”.
The headquarters of the new Google Store will be in the Big Apple, in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan, where the urban campus is currently home to many of the company’s more than 11,000 employees. “Google has been in New York for the last 20 years, and we view the store as a natural extension of our long time commitment to the city”. In the past, Big G has opened some pop-up points to let customers experience the newly products launched on the market, but the Google Store will be the first real physical store to offer high quality services.
The US company points out that the new store will ensure compliance with anti-Covid regulations as “The health and safety of customers and store team is our top priority, and we’ve built our store and shopping experience with that in mind and an eye towards the future”. Masks, hand sanitation and social distancing will be required in the new store.
“The new Google Store is an important next step in our hardware journey of providing the most helpful experience of Google, wherever and whenever people need it”.