Online shoe retailer Zappos.com on Monday began stepping into a new downtown Las Vegas corporate headquarters after a multimillion-dollar makeover of the former city hall building.
Among the whimsical elements the 2,000 employees will find in the rebranded 10-story building are a Lego brick sculpture in the lobby, ping-pong tables in recreation areas and elevator video games.
The move from a suburban business park in Henderson comes nearly three years after city officials and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh agreed on a lease with the company that owns the downtown cornerstone property at Las Vegas Boulevard and the U.S. 95 freeway.
City Hall moved in February 2012 to a gleaming new glass building several blocks away.
Zappos.com had moved in 2004 from San Francisco to Henderson, as it grew from an online shoe-selling startup into a $1.2 billion Amazon.com corporate acquisition.
Despite interior design changes to City Hall, the monolithic facade exterior of the building remains much the way it did when it opened in 1973.The Associated Press