PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — A commercial real estate firm says Google Inc. paid $24.5 million for the former Gatorade plant in Pryor — a fraction of the $180 million spent on the facility when it opened five years ago.
CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma confirmed the purchase price Monday to the Tulsa World. The firm said it worked with a third-party consultant hired by Google and did not know with whom it was conducting business.
PepsiCo Inc. closed the 1.4 million-square-foot plant in 2010, citing declining demand for sports drinks.
Google now has a data center in Pryor and is planning a second structure that would double its capacity and add 50 jobs. The former Gatorade plant sits adjacent to those operations.
Google says the company has no immediate plans for the newly acquired building.