Google May Soon Open A Retail Store In Dublin


If you’ve ever cruised through Google’s online store, you’d know that it’s a veritable treasure trove of Google/Android/Chrome branded goodies with everything from dog bowls, to cookie jars. Well, a filing found today by Bloomberg hints at the possibility that Google could be opening up their own brick-and-mortar retail store near it’s European headquarters in Dublin Ireland.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “Why doesn’t Google open up a store like this in their homeland of the good ‘ol U-S-of-A?” Well, they have. Unbeknownst to me — and I’m sure many of our readers — apparently, there is a Google store and in California no less. But before you start booking your plane tickets, unfortunately, it’s not open to the public. Yup, my dreams were crushed as well.

In the planning application for the Dublin store, Google said that this time it would, in fact, be open to the public and sell various “Google merch.” The more interesting part is that the store would be approximately 1,323 square feet and feature a restaurant, as well as staff swimming pool, which, in context, doesn’t sound so crazy if you’ve ever looked into how well Google treats their employees.

This wouldn’t be the first time Google has toyed around with the retail store idea. Back in October, they opened up Chrome Zone, a small retail area for Chromebooks inside of Dixons in London. With recent news of Google’s home entertainment system and recent Motorola buy, Google may some real tech to sell in these stores and not just, you know — Google branded baby bibs.

Thanks, Andrew!

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Staff swimming pool….I need to get hired by google

  2. Who else had no clue that Google has an online store?

  3. Can’t order stuff from Google store shipping to Hawaii Is double the price of the items

  4. Google “hides” all their money there anyway, so they might as well start a store there too. :)  (obvoiusly referring to the double-irish they use to avoid paying taxes..)

  5. Good thing you said it wasn’t open to the public in CA, i was planning a trip

  6. If it’s truly only 1300 square feet, that swimming pool is a bathtub if there’s also a restaurant in there… I hope it’s 13000 square feet, otherwise its smaller than my last two bedroom apartment..

  7. Dublin is a nice little town, but a Google store?

  8. damn i was hoping you ment dublin in CA
    i want one in the bay so much

  9. Agh! Could they make this store any further from where I live ! Lol (Philadelphia)

  10. You might want to note Dublin, Ireland in the title, we have a Dublin up here in NorCal in the Bay Area, which would be a logical place for a Google Store ;)

  11. I wouldn’t mind opening a franchise here in GA.

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