Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bothell based Brooks Sports to move world headquarters to Fremont area of Seattle...

BOTHELL--Brooks Sports, Inc. announced Thursday it will “Run Happy” right into Seattle’s vibrant Fremont/Wallingford area, relocating its global headquarters to the recently announced 3400 Stone project by Skanska USA Commercial Development.

With a move-in date slated for late 2013, Brooks Sports, Inc.—parent company to Brooks and Moving Comfort—will occupy roughly 80,000 usable square feet of the 120,000-square-foot building, which is located across the street from Seattle’s popular Burke-Gilman Trail. The ground floor of the new Brooks headquarters building will also house the brands’ first ever retail concept shop.

“We have an incredible opportunity to create a new home for our leading performance brands that exemplifies who we are and ingrains us in the local running community,” said Jim Weber, president and CEO of Brooks Sports, Inc. “Brooks’ mission is to inspire people to run and be active, and it’s our hope that we become a welcoming trailhead along the Burke-Gilman Trail. We believe runners, walkers and others will gather at Brooks to meet friends, start their workouts and celebrate a good run.”

“Brooks Sports’ decision to locate in Seattle means 300 new jobs. That’s a big deal for us right now. It shows that Seattle has what it takes to attract significant new investment even in these tough economic times,” said Seattle mayor Mike McGinn.

NOTE:  The media relations department at Brooks Sports contributed to this report.  Map of Brooks HQ & artists' rendering also courtesy Brooks Sports.

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