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A shopping mall isn’t the first thing we’d think of buying if we were riding off of the success of Fortnite, but that’s exactly what its developer has done. Today, Epic Games announced that it had purchased the Cary Towne Center complex, a 980,000-square-foot and 87-acre shopping mall located in its hometown of Cary, North Carolina, to convert into a massive new headquarters comprising not only office buildings but recreational spaces by 2024. According to coverage by the Triangle Business Journal, the acquisition cost Epic Games $95 million.

“We’re extremely proud that Epic has chosen to call Cary home for their new global headquarters, and we greatly appreciate the company’s recognition of Cary’s existing assets as well as the unlimited potential of the area for their growing business,” said Cary, NC Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. “We look forward to continuing to work closely and collaboratively with the Epic team as they conceptualize their new campus, and we’re honored to partner with them on this exciting new development.”

“Epic shares our vision for transforming Cary Towne Center into a vibrant community space. This sale is further validation of our value-driven investment strategy, and the property could not be placed in better hands,” said Jason Davis, Managing Director at Turnbridge Equities. “After years of shifting development plans for the Center, we are thrilled the space will be utilized to its full potential and turned into something the Town and community of Cary can be proud of.”

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12 Comments

  1. Hope they upgraded all the fuseboxes and air conditioning for when their launchers are running at their workstations. :ROFLMAO:

  2. We had the Dept of Trans take up one half of a mall here, and a community college the other. A handful of the restaurants stayed to serve lunch. Saved that property from just turning into an eyesore.

    Then the pandemic hit and its back to being a ghost town.

  3. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 26696, member: 96″]
    We had the Dept of Trans take up one half of a mall here, and a community college the other. A handful of the restaurants stayed to serve lunch. Saved that property from just turning into an eyesore.

    Then the pandemic hit and its back to being a ghost town.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ve seen a number of similar things where I live.

  4. 95 million seems a little pricey for a fixer upper…. let’s see if they doze everything.

    I live about 2 miles away from a huge dead zombie mall. It was the place to be in the 80’s-90’s and now they are bulldozing it to put in mixed use stuff and a zillion apartments.

  5. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 26779, member: 297″]
    zillion apartments.
    [/QUOTE]
    pretty much the way anymore. Seems like you can’t turn a corner w/o seeing them go up.

  6. Yea the new Urban Apartment mixed use environments with ‘luxury mall’ type shops is all the new rage. Live here to over pay for space AND get shops you can over pay for product at!!

    You know now that I think about it a little… just a LITTLE mind you. Wouldn’t a luxury apartment complex with 1 gigabit by default to every unit. With complex wide high speed wifi on top of that (so you don’t need your own… or you can…) and with integrated shops in the unit that cater to technology/gamer culture. Anime shops, gaming shops, tech stores like a mall outlet for a microcenter. That sort of thing in it, and specifically marketed to the geeks/nerds of todays generation. Hummm… That could be cool. Even dedicated discord server with voice chats and everything. hummm… I like the idea. Not sure it would make money but it could be fun to take a loss on it if I had that kind of cash.

  7. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 26936, member: 215″]
    Yea the new Urban Apartment mixed use environments with ‘luxury mall’ type shops is all the new rage. Live here to over pay for space AND get shops you can over pay for product at!!

    You know now that I think about it a little… just a LITTLE mind you. Wouldn’t a luxury apartment complex with 1 gigabit by default to every unit. With complex wide high speed wifi on top of that (so you don’t need your own… or you can…) and with integrated shops in the unit that cater to technology/gamer culture. Anime shops, gaming shops, tech stores like a mall outlet for a microcenter. That sort of thing in it, and specifically marketed to the geeks/nerds of todays generation. Hummm… That could be cool. Even dedicated discord server with voice chats and everything. hummm… I like the idea. Not sure it would make money but it could be fun to take a loss on it if I had that kind of cash.
    [/QUOTE]
    Wouldn’t be surprised if someone has done this in Japan or Taiwan.

  8. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 26939, member: 87″]
    Wouldn’t be surprised if someone has done this in Japan or Taiwan.
    [/QUOTE]

    With everyone working from home in the US I think it’s a valid thing to try.

  9. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 26936, member: 215″]
    Yea the new Urban Apartment mixed use environments with ‘luxury mall’ type shops is all the new rage. Live here to over pay for space AND get shops you can over pay for product at!!

    You know now that I think about it a little… just a LITTLE mind you. Wouldn’t a luxury apartment complex with 1 gigabit by default to every unit. With complex wide high speed wifi on top of that (so you don’t need your own… or you can…) and with integrated shops in the unit that cater to technology/gamer culture. Anime shops, gaming shops, tech stores like a mall outlet for a microcenter. That sort of thing in it, and specifically marketed to the geeks/nerds of todays generation. Hummm… That could be cool. Even dedicated discord server with voice chats and everything. hummm… I like the idea. Not sure it would make money but it could be fun to take a loss on it if I had that kind of cash.
    [/QUOTE]
    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://survivalcondo.com/[/URL]

  10. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 26951, member: 96″]
    [URL unfurl=”true”][URL]https://survivalcondo.com/[/URL][/URL]
    [/QUOTE]
    I guess some of these survived then. I remember seeing stories on some a few years ago but heard they went under(no pun intended).

  11. There was a site trying to aggregate data on these. [URL=’http://20thcenturycastles.com’]20thcenturycastles.com[/URL] was a thing. Now it’s just about one.

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