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That same Crains article states that out of those 1800 jobs, Walgreens is bringing 1300 downtown. I assume that means that it is consolidating what I assume to be 500 jobs that are already in the city, and bringing 1300 from Deerfield or other suburban offices to the OPO. If so, that would be fantastic. Its a huge number of jobs and a massive win!
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Deerfield dying is a very good thing.
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Deerfield dying is a very good thing.
Naw, it won't die. Too much old money there. Of all the 3200 jobs up there, the vast majority drive in from other burbs. The people that live there are going to be execs and senior management. If and when Walgreens moves to the city, they will continue to maintain their residences there (especially if they have kids) and will probably also get a condo or town home in the city as well.

But yes, getting a big F500 corp like Walgreens out of Deerfield and into the Loop is definitely a win.
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2018, 10:35 PM
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2018, 11:27 PM
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Deerfield dying is a very good thing.
How about we cyanide every human living in the collar counties, and at the same time lets magically save the natural fauna and flora of course.

Would that also be a very good thing in your book? BTW what book are you reading?
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Frankly, I think it would be great to draw in a corp from outside the metro area. Caterpillar, State Farm and John Deere for example. They are all huge Illinois corporations that could easily be wooed to the city, or at the very least convinced to open up a large center of operations in order to tap the city's young and highly educated talent.
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Frankly, I think it would be great to draw in a corp from outside the metro area. Caterpillar, State Farm and John Deere for example. They are all huge Illinois corporations that could easily be wooed to the city, or at the very least convinced to open up a large center of operations in order to tap the city's young and highly educated talent.
Yes, I agree. Out of state would be awesome - and at that, out of the region. Get someone from one of the coasts like Salesforce ( ) to open up a big office there.
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Deerfield dying is a very good thing.
As an employment destination, very yes. Otherwise, it is just a very, very distant, slightly neurotic Chicagoland neighborhood full of well off people to board Metra trains and come to the Loop each day where they should have been working in the first goddamn place.

One thing about this announcement that I found odd and encouraging is that it was picked up by CNBC (I know, I know) and either Reuters or Bloomberg.

That felt new. I don't usually see stories about corporation A decamping some suburb or another for the central city.

And between this and the Musk O'Hare coverage, it has possibly been the most press-positive week for this town.
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Yes, I agree. Out of state would be awesome - and at that, out of the region. Get someone from one of the coasts like Salesforce ( ) to open up a big office there.
Hah, yes absolutely!



Also, please tell me you know something we don't
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Hah, yes absolutely!



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I don't know shit - but wish I did LOL. It's just good to finally see a sizable announcement like this. It'll be interesting to see who else goes there.
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Frankly, I think it would be great to draw in a corp from outside the metro area. Caterpillar, State Farm and John Deere for example.
Caterpillar is already in the process of moving their corporate HQ to deerfield, though the bulk of their operations will remain down in peoria, from what I understand.

I believe john deere and state farm are the only two F500 HQ's left in illinois that aren't in chicagoland.
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Caterpillar is already in the process of moving their corporate HQ to deerfield, though the bulk of their operations will remain down in peoria, from what I understand.

I believe john deere and state farm are the only two F500 HQ's left in illinois that aren't in chicagoland.
I thought I remembered a blurb about Caterpillar a while back, should have followed up on my hunch. But yes, you are correct. It would have been better if they chose the city proper, but Deerfield is certainly better than out in Peoria.
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There's a press conference going on. I believe we're supposed to see some mew renderings too?

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Any updates on the Post Office? It's been 2 months. This is my favorite project going on now! I can't wait to see it gleaming and fixed up for the next 100 years.
Yes, there is! I heard the other day, that Walgreens is moving their entire IT staff from the suburbs, to the Old Post Office! Not sure when, though.
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Yeah, I read it somewhere on the internet...a message board of some sort...but I cant remember which one....hmmmm....
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If 1800 workers will occupy 200,000 sf of a 2.8 million sf building, then at full occupancy this building could potentially have 25,000 people working in it.

HOLY CRAPOLA!
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Jesus, the entire downtown office worker population of a small to mid sized city in just one building. Crazy to think about.
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If 1800 workers will occupy 200,000 sf of a 2.8 million sf building, then at full occupancy this building could potentially have 25,000 people working in it.

HOLY CRAPOLA!
Yep. My floor at work is something like 125,000 sq ft and I think we have around 1000 total people. Now, think about the 25,000 people and think about how many might be living with a significant other. Think of how many have kids. Even if a quarter of those people want to live downtown or close to it, with an average household size of 1.25...that's nearly 8000 people. Now realize how Riverline (or whatever it's called now) is basically across the bridge with something like 3300 total units to be delivered...

Yeah it's pretty mindblowing when you think about it. Now imagine if Amazon chose Chicago and it was something like the 78. Now that's mindblowing LOL.
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