McDonald's could soon be joining Randolph Restaurant Row, as news broke Wednesday night that the Golden Arches are taking over the West Loop space where Oprah Winfrey used to tape her long-running talk show. Crain's reported that the fast-food chain plans on moving their corporate headquarters from suburban Oak Brook into the vacated Harpo Studios space.
Workers would demolish the studio campus and McDonald's corporate headquarters would move into a new building by 2018, Crain's reported. A lease has yet to be finalized, but the parties are reportedly in advanced talks. Last year, McDonald's snuffed plans to move into One Prudential Plaza near Millennium Park, Crain's also reported.
McDonald's, the city of Chicago and Sterling Bay —the latter which owns Harpo— haven't publicly commented on the matter. Harpo closed last year. Stay tuned.