Lee Davidson | Santa Monica Daily Press
Twitter, the short-form social networking service, is opening an office on Pico Boulevard at Main Street.
City Hall issued the company a business license for 150 Pico Blvd. back in June. It lists the company’s start date as Aug. 1. The business type is listed as “Sales Marketing And Engineering.”
“Not sharing anything else at this time,” Twitter spokesperson Jim Prosser told the Daily Press in an e-mail.
Brown paper covers the large glass windows at the single-story building on Pico. Twitter appears to be taking over an adjacent property at 1916 Main St. as well; a Notice of Non-Responsibility from the investment company that owns the building – posted on a door – acknowledges that improvements to the space began back in March and that Twitter Inc. is the tenant.
City Hall’s Economic Development Administrator Jennifer Taylor said that she’s excited for Twitter, and its employees, to move into the space.
“They picked a fabulous location, just two blocks from the beach,” she said in an e-mail. “We know that Pico Blvd and Main Street merchants are eager for the SM Twitter office to open, with the prospect of attracting some new loyal customers who will eat, shop and play local.” As Santa Monica – arguably the center of the Southern California tech boom- fills up and as fledgling startup companies turn into international players, exodus has become a common theme. Read more