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Mr Downtown Jan 18, 2018 12:01 AM

And don't forget about the entire Pentagon moving to those old Quartermaster Corps buildings on Pershing Road . . .

left of center Jan 18, 2018 1:43 AM

^ Only the Pentagon? That wont fill even half the square footage out there!

Skyguy_7 Jan 24, 2018 7:11 PM

Just to get your blood pumping, I'm pretty certain it's gonna be Walgreens. . .

left of center Jan 24, 2018 7:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8059166)
Just to get your blood pumping, I'm pretty certain it's gonna be Walgreens. . .

Just a feeling, or is this something you heard through the grapevine from someone in the know?

maru2501 Jan 24, 2018 7:53 PM

I think it would help walgreens attract a different crowd of potential workers. Their site now is very suburban and really out of the way unless you are visiting it from ohare directly

Khantilever Jan 24, 2018 8:08 PM

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Originally Posted by maru2501 (Post 8059239)
I think it would help walgreens attract a different crowd of potential workers. Their site now is very suburban and really out of the way unless you are visiting it from ohare directly

Definitely. A couple years ago I helped organize a panel for college students of tech/analytical workers from various firms in the area, and the Walgreens guy basically spent half his time explaining how it’s not that bad in the suburbs.

LouisVanDerWright Jan 24, 2018 9:37 PM

Yeah my fiancee looked at jobs out there and noped any and all options in the area after the first interview.

Instead she took a new job at 333 W Wacker which is 15 less minutes of walking each way on her commute. She's no die hard urbanist or anything, she just has better things to do with her time than commute and likes having huge dining options for both lunch and after work. The second she saw Deerfield she was like "no thanks", she didn't grow up here and has basically never left the city since she moved here so I think that was a bit of an eye opener to her.

Of course I'll be sure to try to get in her office ASAP to start providing Wolf Point updates!

Skyguy_7 Jan 24, 2018 10:56 PM

@Leftofcenter Grapevine. 100k sq ft at least, which surprised me because I figured they’d need more space than that.

marothisu Jan 24, 2018 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8059489)
@Leftofcenter Grapevine. 100k sq ft at least, which surprised me because I figured they’d need more space than that.

Number of workers? Sounds to me like at least 300-400.. My floor in NYC is 125K sq ft and I think we have 500-700 people on it now...

JK47 Jan 25, 2018 4:31 AM

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Originally Posted by marothisu (Post 8059572)
Number of workers? Sounds to me like at least 300-400.. My floor in NYC is 125K sq ft and I think we have 500-700 people on it now...


My employer has our space fitted out as an open floorplan (no private offices, shared spaces & seating) which accommodates about 900 employees on a 100,000 square feet of space.

LouisVanDerWright Jan 25, 2018 2:53 PM

Unfortunately 100k SF of Walgreens doesn't get me excited, that's like 7% of their Deerfield footprint. It's basically one floor of this building.

marothisu Jan 25, 2018 3:21 PM

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Originally Posted by JK47 (Post 8059848)
My employer has our space fitted out as an open floorplan (no private offices, shared spaces & seating) which accommodates about 900 employees on a 100,000 square feet of space.

Sounds tight. We have an open floor plan too and to my knowledge less people than 900. We are adding another floor or two this year too of similar size.

left of center Jan 25, 2018 4:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8059489)
@Leftofcenter Grapevine. 100k sq ft at least, which surprised me because I figured they’d need more space than that.

Well then, that's pretty damn exciting! I hope that the move is announced soon. I'm sure Rahm has drilled into the Amazon reps heads about Chicago being the relocation capital of the country. A move like this would add some more heft to that crown.

Vlajos Jan 25, 2018 4:17 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8060221)
Unfortunately 100k SF of Walgreens doesn't get me excited, that's like 7% of their Deerfield footprint. It's basically one floor of this building.

I agree 100k is not much. I had heard they were looking at 2-3 floors. 200-300K SF of space.

We'll have to wait and see.

the urban politician Jan 25, 2018 4:30 PM

^ It could be the executive headquarters, though. Although I would still like to see more jobs than that.

Randomguy34 Jan 25, 2018 4:32 PM

IF Walgreen's really does relocate to downtown, what major HQs are left in the burbs?

Vlajos Jan 25, 2018 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 8060439)
IF Walgreen's really does relocate to downtown, what major HQs are left in the burbs?

Allstate, Baxter, Abbot, Abbvie are a few that come to mind.

Vlajos Jan 25, 2018 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 8060437)
^ It could be the executive headquarters, though. Although I would still like to see more jobs than that.

Could be. I'd rather have the workers that take up 200-300K sf of office than a 100K SF HQ though.

killaviews Jan 25, 2018 5:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Vlajos (Post 8060483)
Allstate, Baxter, Abbot, Abbvie are a few that come to mind.

Mondolez, Discover, Takeda (All Walgreen neighbors)

left of center Jan 25, 2018 5:49 PM

Discover would be a great candidate to move to the city. All the major financial companies in Chicago are in the Loop, to be near the CME/CBOE and to each other to share the employee pool. TransUnion, BMO/Harris, Northern Trust, OCC, etc.


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