Crain’s New York Business reports that Google is in talks to take another 75,000 square feet at Chelsea Market. That would give Google a total of 300,000 square feet in the building. An anonymous source told Crain’s that a few tenants at the market would have to be moved around to accommodate the Internet giant. The rent isapproximately $70 per square foot.
Google also occupies 650,000 square feet at its own building one block away. It bought the building for $2 billion last year and hoped to gradually occupy the three million square feet of space. But tenants including Nike and the advertising firm Deutsche Inc. have refused buyout offers.