Shoe and apparel company Converse is moving its world headquarters to Boston, bringing with it more than 400 permanent jobs.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today called Converse and Boston "a perfect marriage. Two venerable and classic brands that are also constantly evolving."
“They say that wearing Converse makes a statement about a person. Well I want to say that Converse moving its world headquarters to Boston makes a statement about our city," Menino said. "The move to Lovejoy Wharf will revitalize this historic northern gateway, while giving Converse access to a young, talented and creative workforce.”
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Converse will lease approximately 187,000 square feet of new office space that will be created as part of the $230 million redevelopment of Lovejoy Wharf in Bulfinch Triangle.
The company is currently based in North Andover. The new headquarters are set to open on April 15.