Epic Games Becoming Mall Rats

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 word:
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 long-term growth.

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.
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 14:10:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 12:10:
In a time when office buildings are becoming obsolete

Meh, it's more of a cost, but most humans work better in person than remotely in my experience. I've done a full 10 years of my 30 year working life remotely, so I've seen both sides.

It definitely depends on the type of job and what you do, but if all you need is a laptop and you're all in the same time zone, why would being in an office be more productive than working remotely? I've done both over the years as well and I get way more work done remotely than being in an office (no commuting, no distractions, etc). On the other hand, I can understand if you have a family with small children, then there would be more distractions at home than a dedicated office space.

We'll see what happens. When business owners realize how much they're saving on office space and the business can still run rather smoothly, then remote will absolutely be the favorable decision for a lot of companies (it's already happening and started well before the pandemic). Big cities could become the power plants of the future.
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