Epic Games, the developer of the incredibly popular “Fortnite”, is eyeing a new corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company has signed a deal to pay $ 95 million for the structure that serves as its new corporate home, and most interestingly, the complex is now known as Carrie Town Center Mall goes.
The Cary Towne Center Mall spans 980,000 square feet, which Epic intends to turn into “offices and entertainment space” with additional space for the company’s future growth. The company also says that there may be space for some kind of use by the public, but no specific plans have been stated for what it may look like. But the new Epic Games North Carolina campus will take some time to complete, and the current plan is to have it open sometime in 2024.
Epic is currently headquartered in Cary, so the decision to buy the mall came from a desire, with more space to develop. And Epic Games communications director Elka Luks says that as a physical office it is important for remote workers to work in a phased manner on an indefinite basis that they do:
“Most of our work is highly collaborative, and we want to give employees the ability to use an office when it is safe to do so.”
Shopping malls in the United States are not the emerging centers of commerce they once were, as online retail has cut into larger and larger pieces of their business. Epic isn’t the first company to think of remodeling someone as office space – Google is doing the same with the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, while a company called Urban Edge Properties recently moved to New York’s Massapequa A similar announcement was made in relation to a mall in Mumbai.