Epic Games announces
they have purchased a sprawling shopping mall in Cary,
North Carolina to create a new campus to serve as their global headquarters.
Plans are still being formulated, so it's not clear yet if the completed project
will include an Auntie Anne's Pretzels or a Sunglass Hut. Here's
Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”), Turnbridge Equities (“Turnbridge”) and
Denali Properties (“Denali”) are pleased to announce an agreement to transfer
ownership of the 980,000-square-foot and 87-acre Cary Towne Center to Epic, with
the goal of converting the property into its new campus by 2024. The facilities
will include both office buildings and recreational spaces, allowing Epic the
flexibility to create a campus customized from the ground up to accommodate its
Epic plans to commence development of its new headquarters this year and the
company will continue to be based at its current location at Crossroads
Boulevard in the interim. Epic has been proud to call Cary home for over 20
years and has immersed itself into the community, often hiring locally and from
nearby universities as the company continues to grow and scale.
While plans for the Epic campus are still in the early phases, the company is
already working with the Town of Cary on its development and exploring ways some
of this property might be used by the community. Epic is grateful to the Town
and its leadership for how welcoming it has been to the company over the years,
and this positive relationship played a significant role in Epic’s decision to
pursue a campus that secures its future in Cary for decades to come.