Amazon scoops up University Square in East Palo Alto


E-commerce giant Amazon has leased more than 214,000 square feet of office space in East Palo Alto and plans to hire 1,300 people there — a potential gamechanger for a city that has largely missed out on Silicon Valley’s historic jobs boom.

Amazon has leased the entire University Square building at 2100 University Ave., a project by Cupertino developer the Sobrato Organization. Construction on the four-story University Square building next to the city’s hulking Ikea store wrapped up in December.

Read more… via @svbizjournal


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