Google's pop-up stores are now open in New York and Chicago

Now that Google's new hardware for the year is here, it's time for the company to start promoting it and getting the tech into people's hands. One way Google's going about doing this is with two pop-up stores that are open now in New York and Chicago.

While we've seen New York pop-up stores for the past two years, Chicago's replacing Los Angeles this time around.

Google's promoting these as the "Google Hardware Store" (opens in new tab), and at the Hardware Stores, you'll be able to play with the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. Google has a funky treehouse inside the store where you can "hang out with Google Home Hub", and to test the Pixel 3's Top Shot feature, you can hop on the indoor swing to see how the phone handles taking a photo of a moving subject.

Both stores are open Monday - Saturday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM with Sunday hours going from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You'll also find a variety of special events taking place, including scavenger hunts, group photo walks, and learning how to make handmade marshmallows.

It's currently unclear how long the stores will be open for, so be sure to check them out soon to experience everything for yourself.

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • I wondered when these would open. Nice to change it up to Chicago.
  • Any idea if we can actually buy accessories for the pixel 3 here or is it just a place to test the hardware out?
  • My question too.. do these stores carry stock of the pixel 3 you can buy? Would totally drive into Chicago (1hr from me) to purchase, but don't want to waste the time if devices aren't for sale.
  • Just got back.. It has everything, you can buy phones, phone cases, and All the home products. Ask if you don't see it because they don't have everything out quit yet.
  • Going to the NYC store tomorrow.
  • Checking out Chicago this weekend!