October 1, 2010 -- BOULDER - Internet powerhouse Google Inc. will expand its office in Boulder into the building previously occupied by Circuit City at the corner of 28th and Pearl streets.
The company will take over 16,000 square feet of the 33,700-square-foot building at 2600 Pearl St. The space has been vacant since the electronics retailer went out of business in 2009. The lease was signed late last week, Boulder Economic Council executive director Frances Draper said. She announced the deal Thursday during a bus tour of the city sponsored by the Boulder Area Realtor Association.
Company spokesman Jordan Newman confirmed Google is expanding in Boulder, but he would not say how many employees it expects to add or when it expects to move employees into the space, citing corporate policy not to release that information.
The Mountain View, California-based company (Nasdaq: GOOG) employs more than 100 full-time employees in Boulder. Its local office is 2590 Pearl St. Suite 100.
Google's Boulder employees focus on engineering, sales and support for Google Apps, revenue and reporting, geographic systems and the Google Chrome Web browser. The new jobs are expected to be in software engineering and sales, Newman said.