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Diageo moving North American headquarters out of Norwalk

January 17, 2019 12:03PM

London-based spirits conglomerate Diageo is moving out of its Norwalk office, the Fairfield County Business Journal reported. Diageo currently has a 56,000-square-foot lease for its North American headquarters at 801 Main Avenue, the outlet reported, but plans to move those operations to New York City. The Real Deal broke the news a week ago that Diageo would relocate to 3 World Trade Center by taking an 87,000-square-foot lease at the Silverstein Properties-owned office tower. But the company, which owns Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and other alcoholic beverage brands, still plans to keep an office somewhere in Fairfield County, although it’s not yet clear where. “We are committed to continuing to operate in Connecticut,” Diageo North America president Deirdre Mahlan told the FBJ. “Our Fairfield County office will house a number of teams, including our innovation center of excellence.” [FBJ]