Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit
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Google has signed a lease with Olympia Development and The District Detroit to open a 29,178-sq.-ft. office at 52 East Henry St.

More than 100 employees will occupy the office, which will be alongside Little Caesars Arena. It will  open next spring.

“The city of Detroit has a rich history of culture and innovation, and we’re excited to be a part of its world class talent and world class companies,” said Danielle Russell and Guy Schueller, co-site leads for Google Birmingham. “Our new space will not only provide room for future growth, but will also give us the opportunity to contribute to the dynamic economic and community activity happening in Detroit.”

Google currently has more than 600 employees across offices in Ann Arbor and Birmingham. Once the interior design and construction is complete, the Detroit office will be home to media sales and technical support Googlers currently working out of Birmingham.

“This exciting move by Google is another clear sign that, in The District Detroit, we’re building one of the best and most exciting places to live, work and play in the entire region,” said Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc.

“Google joins other world-class organizations in the Detroit Pistons, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, 313 Presents, the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, Little Caesars Pizza and others who are bringing new development, jobs and innovation to this critical area in our community. We welcome Google as the first of many new tenants expected to join The District Detroit in office, retail and residential developments,” he said.

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