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July 27, 2012
If you were wondering why any and all casual showrooms in the Chicago Merchandise Mart had to relocate so precipitously this year, you get your answer in yesterday's Crain’s Blogs. There, it was announced that Google is moving it’s Motorola Mobility, Inc. headquarters and 3,000 jobs to the Chicago Merchandise Mart. It will be taking the top four floors and the roof of the mart with a 15-year lease for the 600,000 square feet.

And, I thought the move was to consolidate casual into one gigantic synergistic shopping experience. Silly me. Just goes to show - - - follow the money.

Yours in confused retailing, B