Wayfair Coming to Brunswick Landing with 500 New Jobs in Tow
Wayfair, a Boston-based e-commerce company that specializes in home and office furnishings, signed a lease Wednesday, Feb. 17th for about 40,000 SF in former Navy Building 11 at 46 Burbank Ave. Wayfair expects to move into the building, which will be used as contact center for sales and customer support, by June and hire up to 500 workers.
Building 11 is being sold by MRRA to Topsham-based developer Priority Real Estate Group, which is owned by Jim Howard, a Topsham native. The sale is expected to close within a month. Priority has been very active in the redevelopment project, having previously purchased several lots and buildings at Brunswick Landing. Priority built the new Sunray Animal Clinic building at 73 Admrial Fitch Ave. Additionally, Priority also owns the two buildings — 62 Pegasus Street and 16 Burbank Ave. — currently being used by the Providence Service Corporation, which employs more than 100 workers for its school for special needs students.
Wayfair also plans to open a contact center in Bangor and plans to hire 450 employees.
Recent media coverage of Wayfair’s Maine move
VIDEO: Online retailer Wayfair plans to bring nearly 1,000 full-time jobs to Maine WMTW Channel 6 News story, Feb. 18th, 2016
VIDEO: Online home furnishings company Wayfair expanding to Maine; Nearly 1,000 new jobs expected in Brunswick, Bangor WMTW Channel 8 News story by Courtney Sturgeon, Feb. 18th, 2016
Wayfair to open customer service, sales locations in Maine Boston Globe story by Megan Woolhouse, Feb. 18th, 2016
Wayfair Is Adding Nearly 1,000 Jobs In Maine BostInno story by Dylan Martin, Feb. 18th, 2016
Company to Bring Nearly 1,000 Jobs to Bangor, Brunswick Maine Public Radio story by Susan Sharon, Feb. 18th, 2016
E-commerce company Wayfair chooses Maine for new offices, 950 jobs Portland Press Herald story by Leslie Bridgers, Feb. 18th, 2016
E-commerce powerhouse Wayfair Brunswick-bound, up to 500 jobs could come to Landing Times Record story by Darcie Moore, Feb. 18th, 2016
E-commerce company Wayfair chooses Maine for new offices, 950 jobs Bangor Daily News story by Darren Fishell and Nick McCrea, Feb. 18th, 2016