Microsoft is mulling a Soho flagship

The move signals the tech giant is looking to expand its brick-and-mortar presence
September 17, 2018 05:59PM

Microsoft CEO Satya Narayana Nadella and 300 Lafayette Avenue (Credit: Getty Images and COOKFOX)

UPDATED September 18, 10:12 a.m.: Microsoft has been eyeing a Soho office-and-retail building for a flagship store.

As other tech giants increasing expand their brick-and-mortar operations, Microsoft is looking to do the same. The company has reportedly looked at leasing at 300 Lafayette Street, taking retail and possibly some office space, according to Crain’s.

The outlet reported that no deal has been confirmed and that negotiations are in early stages.

The 80,000-square-foot property is being developed by Related Companies and LargaVista Companies. Related sold the building to Nightingale Properties, a Manhattan-based investment firm founded by Elie Schwartz and Simon Singer, last year.

The building, which is designed by COOKFOX Architects and Studio 5, includes 50,000-square-feet of office space and 30,000-square-feet of retail space. [Crain’s] — David Jeans

The story has been updated to include LargaVista Companies as a co-developer of 300 Lafayette Street.