Attorney General William Barr appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and his release of a redacted version of Mueller’s report. He’s scheduled to testify before the House on Thursday.
Juul spokesperson Ted Kwong would not confirm the report, but said that the company had grown from 200 employees to 2,000 in the last year, with a a majority of the workers located in the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
“As a result, we are currently looking for additional office space in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, but we have nothing to announce at this time,” Kwong told Business Insider via email.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle report, the building in question is five times the size of the company’s current office space, and was last sold in 2018 for $290 million. If Juul purchases the building, the deal will be one of the largest in San Francisco history for a tech company that doesn’t specialize in real estate, according to the report.
The company’s Dogpatch presence ignited a firestorm among San Francisco politicians and residents, and officials introduced legislation in March that would prohibit e-cigarette companies like Juul from occupying city-owned property, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.