Oprah Says Goodbye to Harpo Studios [Photo]

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is saying goodbye to Harpo Studios. On Monday, the demolition of of her former Harpo Studios on the Near West Side began, clearing the way for McDonald’s new corporate headquarters to be constructed on the site by spring 2018. According to the Chicago Tribune, the property was bought for $30.5 million in 2014, and Harpo ended production there last year. For McDonald’s, the move will bring it closer to top young talent and also allow it to reduce costs. The fast-food behemoth will bring about 2,000 employees from its custom-built headquarters in suburban Oak Brook, its home for nearly than 40 years. Sharing a photo of construction demolishing the building, Oprah writes on Instagram:

First crack on the wall. And before you know it DEMOLISHED! Harpo Studios long may you reign in our hearts. So many memories. So many powerful stories shared. Thanks to ALL who made it happen. #Harponians

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Authored by: Kellie Williams